4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
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Des Moines
— 2 nights

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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 23rd (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and then take in the waterfront at Riverwalk. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then walk around Eagle Point Park, then stroll around Mines of Spain, and finally pause for some photo ops at Julien Dubuque Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dubuque road trip 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 slightly colder 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 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
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 25th (Sun): gain insight at Iowa State University, then take in nature's colorful creations at Reiman Gardens, and then stroll through High Trestle Trail. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, and then test your team's savvy at Breakout.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Des Moines holiday site.

Drive from Dubuque to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Des Moines sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Iowa State University ©
Iowa State University
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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