7 days in Denver, Lincoln & Dubuque Itinerary

7 days in Denver, Lincoln & Dubuque Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Dubuque
— 4 nights

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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum, then take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. In June, daytime highs in Denver are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at National Museum of Roller Skating and then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

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Traveling by flight from Denver to Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Lincoln. Traveling from Denver in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Lincoln. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubuque.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Historic Sites

Dubuque

— 4 nights
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Get outdoors at Mines of Spain and Horseshoe Mound. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Great American Popcorn Company. Step out of Dubuque with an excursion to Whispering Bluffs Winery in Potosi--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the striking features of Market House State Historic.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Dubuque in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Lincoln in June, expect nights in Dubuque to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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