5 days in East Iowa Itinerary

5 days in East Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
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Davenport
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Dubuque — 2 nights

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Get outdoors at Mines of Spain and Boat Tours & Water Sports. St. Luke's United Methodist Church and Clock Tower will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubuque: National Motorcycle Museum (in Anamosa) and St. Francis Basilica (in Dyersville). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, walk around Eagle Point Park, examine the collection at Dubuque Museum of Art, and make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dubuque online itinerary planner.

Des Moines to Dubuque is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in May, Dubuque is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Davenport.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Davenport — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Sunderbruch Park Trail, look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, then take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and finally browse for treasures at Antique Archeology. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Putnam Museum & Science Center, pause for some photo ops at Soldier's Monument, and then steep yourself in history at Village of East Davenport.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Davenport road trip tool.

You can drive from Dubuque to Davenport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Davenport sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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