4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 1 night

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Julien Dubuque Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dubuque trip itinerary planning website.

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Dubuque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Dubuque reach 62°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, National Motorcycle Museum, Antique Archeology
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Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and then hike along Brown's Woods.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines trip builder site.

You can drive from Dubuque to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubuque in November, expect nights in Des Moines to be about the same, around 32°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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