5 days in Dubuque & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

5 days in Dubuque & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Dubuque & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  23​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cedar Rapids

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 11th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally appreciate the history behind Julien Dubuque Monument.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dubuque online trip planner .

Cedar Rapids to Dubuque is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Dubuque to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 23.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dubuque, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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