7 days in Iowa Itinerary

7 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Dubuque
— 2 nights
2
Le Claire
— 1 night
3
Des Moines
— 3 nights

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 (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co.. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, thentry to win big at Diamond Jo Casino, and then walk around Eagle Point Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dubuque travel planning tool.

New York City to Dubuque is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Dubuque hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Le Claire.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Branch
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

1
night
Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Archeology, thenstop by Aunt Hattie's Fanciful Emporium Unique Gift Shop, thentake an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and finally examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Le Claire online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Dubuque to Le Claire takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Le Claire can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology
Buffalo Bill Museum ©
Buffalo Bill Museum

3
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Tue) at Adventureland. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at High Trestle Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens, and walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Des Moines online travel route builder.

You can drive from Le Claire to Des Moines in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

High Trestle Trail, Adventureland
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Adventureland ©
Adventureland

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