4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
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Davenport
— 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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll around Eagle Point Park, then browse the exhibits of National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubuque online trip builder.

Belleville to Dubuque is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Belleville in October, with highs in Dubuque at 62°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Davenport.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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Davenport

Davenport ©
Davenport is the county seat of Scott County in Iowa and is the largest of the Quad Cities, a metropolitan area with a population estimate of 382,630 and a CSA population of 474,226, making it the 90th largest CSA in the nation. On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, then browse for treasures at Antique Archeology, and finally stroll around Sunderbruch Park Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Davenport trip planner.

You can drive from Dubuque to Davenport in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Davenport are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Davenport

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, then walk around Gray's Lake Park, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines trip maker.

Traveling by car from Davenport to Des Moines takes 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Gray's Lake Park ©
Gray's Lake Park

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