4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Des Moines
— Few hours
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Cedar Rapids
— 2 nights
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Dubuque
— 1 night

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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 10th (Tue): grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip planner.

Minneapolis to Des Moines is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Des Moines at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Des Moines

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

High Trestle Trail
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, don't miss a visit to Brucemore, thenexamine the collection at National Motorcycle Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll around Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, get advice or help at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at Macbride Nature Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cedar Rapids road trip app.

Getting from Des Moines to Cedar Rapids by car takes about 2 hours. In March, Cedar Rapids is slightly colder than Des Moines - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

West Branch, Terry Trueblood Recreational Area, Macbride Nature Recreation Area, National Motorcycle Museum
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Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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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 13th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Mines of Spain, and then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubuque trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cedar Rapids to Dubuque by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Dubuque, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Mines of Spain ©
Mines of Spain
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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