6 days in Iowa Itinerary

6 days in Iowa Itinerary

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6 days in Iowa Itinerary

Start: Moline
Drive:  30​min
1
Le Claire
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Des Moines
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Moline

2
nights
Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Claire: Dubuque (Fenelon Place Elevator Co., National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, & more), West Branch (Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum & Herbert Hoover National Historic Site) and National Motorcycle Museum (in Anamosa). Next up on the itinerary: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Archeology, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, and look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Le Claire day trip website .

Moline to Le Claire is an approximately half hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubuque, West Branch, Walcott, National Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Des Moines: Ames (Iowa State University & Reiman Gardens) and Winterset (John Wayne Birthplace & Museum & Roseman Covered Bridge). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, stroll through High Trestle Trail, stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and make a splash at Adventureland.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Des Moines trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Le Claire to Des Moines takes 3 hours. In September in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ames, Winterset, Adventureland, High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo

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