6 days in Iowa Itinerary

6 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
— 3 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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Julien Dubuque Monument. On your second day here, make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., meet the residents at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then do a tasting at Stone Cliff Winery, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Dubuque sightseeing planner.

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 when traveling from New York City to Dubuque is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Dubuque reach 79°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can 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
Highlights from your plan
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Des Moines: Reiman Gardens (in Ames), John Wayne Birthplace & Museum (in Winterset) and Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa (in Madrid). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, learn about winemaking at La Vida Loca Winery, and get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Des Moines trip planner.

You can drive from Dubuque to Des Moines in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Trails

Side Trips

Reiman Gardens, Adventureland, La Vida Loca Winery, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Adventureland ©
Adventureland

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