Des Moines is the capital city of Iowa. The gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building is among the 19th- and early-20th-century landmarks of the East Village area. The Des Moines Art Center is noted for its contemporary collections and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Local produce and live music are draws at the Downtown Farmers' Market. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor plant displays and a geodesic dome.
Take Iowa and Illinois States into your own hands, travelling between these charming cities with a Rental Car. Start this trip in Des Moines (well known for the State Capitol, the Science Center of Iowa, John and Mary Papp john Sculpture Park and other tourist attractions) and Cedar Rapids (home to the NewBo Cultural Area, unique restaurants, breweries, and the National Czech and Slovak Museum). After that, drive to Quad Cities (the complex of cities at the Iowa-Illinois border, on the Mississippi River; like Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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Des Moines - Iowa City: 1 hrs 44 mins. approx.
Des Moines - Okoboji Lake : 3 hrs 26 mins. approx.
Okoboji Lake - Mason City: 2 hr 24 mins. approx..
Mason City - Des Moines: 1 hr 51 mins. approx.
Springfield–Des Moines: 5 hr 6 min approx.
Des Moines–Omaha: 2 hrs approx.
Omaha– Grand Island: 2 hrs 15 mins approx.
Grand Island– Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock: 4hrs 53 mins approx.
Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock– Casper: 2 hr 47 mins approx.
Casper- Point of Rocks: 3 hr. 2 mins. approx.
Point of Rocks- Salt Lake City: 3 hrs 12 mins. approx.
Des Moines - Mason City : 1 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
Mason City - Minneapolis: 2 hr. 10 mins. approx.
Des Moines - Iowa City: 1 hr. 45 mins. approx.
Iowa City - Quad Cities Area: 1 hr. approx.
Bloomington, IL Airport - Springfield, IL: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
Springfield, IL - Des Moines, IA: 5 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Des Moines, IA - Omaha, NE: 2 hrs. approx.
Omaha, NE - Grand Island, NE: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
Grand Island, NE - North Platte, NE: 2 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
North Platte, NE - Cheyenne, WY: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
Cheyenne, WY - Point of Rocks, WY: 3 hrs. 25 mins. approx.
Point of Rocks, WY - Salt Lake City, UT: 3 hrs. 15 mins. approx.
Minneapolis - Mason City : 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
Mason City - Des Moines: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.