5 days in Iowa Itinerary

5 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Le Claire
— Few hours
2
Dubuque
— 1 night
3
Des Moines
— 2 nights
4
Council Bluffs
— 1 night

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Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Green Tree Brewery and then browse for treasures at Antique Archeology.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Claire trip maker.

Belleville to Le Claire is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Belleville in March: high temperatures in Le Claire hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Le Claire

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Green Tree Brewery ©
Green Tree Brewery
Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, thendon't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubuque trip maker tool.

You can drive from Le Claire to Dubuque in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Le Claire in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dubuque: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church ©
St. Luke's United Methodist Church

2
nights
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 (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, thenmake a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts, and finally stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. On your second day here, meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, stroll around Gray's Lake Park, and then explore the world behind art at Des Moines Art Center.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dubuque to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubuque in March; daily highs in Des Moines reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo

1
night
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. On the 3rd (Fri), deepen your understanding at Kanesville Tabernacle, thentry your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then try your luck at Harrah's Casino.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Council Bluffs trip planner.

Getting from Des Moines to Council Bluffs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Council Bluffs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Kanesville Tabernacle ©
Kanesville Tabernacle

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