6 days in Iowa Itinerary

6 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Start: Abilene
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Davenport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dubuque
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Missouri Valley
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Abilene

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night
Davenport

Davenport ©
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 17th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Archeology, then look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, and finally try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Davenport trip itinerary planner.

Abilene to Davenport is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Abilene in March, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Davenport: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dubuque.

Things to do in Davenport

Shopping Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Antique Archeology, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop
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Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology
Figge Art Museum ©
Figge Art Museum
Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop ©
Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop

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nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, pause for some photo ops at Julien Dubuque Monument, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galena Center for the Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Dubuque tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Davenport to Dubuque by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Davenport in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dubuque: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Galena, National Motorcycle Museum
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Brucemore, see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then stop by Amana General Store, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Macbride Nature Recreation Area.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar Rapids online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dubuque to Cedar Rapids takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Cedar Rapids are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Missouri Valley.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Macbride Nature Recreation Area, Amana General Store
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Macbride Nature Recreation Area ©
Macbride Nature Recreation Area
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library ©
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Brucemore ©
Brucemore

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Missouri Valley

Missouri Valley ©
Missouri Valley is a city in Harrison County, Iowa, United States. On the 21st (Sat), walk around Hitchcock Nature Center and then identify plant and animal life at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Missouri Valley trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Missouri Valley takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in March, expect nights in Missouri Valley to be about the same, around 30°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missouri Valley

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hitchcock Nature Center
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Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Hitchcock Nature Center ©
Hitchcock Nature Center

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