5 days in Iowa Itinerary

5 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Dubuque
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Des Moines
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 29th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Julien Dubuque Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then do a tasting at Stone Cliff Winery, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park.

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New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Dubuque hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Des Moines.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antique Archeology, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

2
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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 1st (Thu): do a tasting at La Vida Loca Winery, cool off at Adventureland, and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Imes Covered Bridge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blank Park Zoo, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Des Moines online attractions planner.

Getting from Dubuque to Des Moines by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubuque in July, things will get a bit warmer in Des Moines: highs are around 86°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

La Vida Loca Winery, Imes Covered Bridge, Adventureland
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Adventureland ©
Adventureland
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo

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