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Des Moines - Iowa City - Quad Cities (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Take Iowa and Illinois into your own hands, travelling between these charming cities with a Rental Car. Start this trip in The Hawkeye State, spending pleasant moments in Des Moines (well known for the State Capitol, the Science Center of Iowa, John and Mary Papp Sculpture Park and other tourist attractions) and Iowa City (home to the Old Capitol building). After that, drive to The Prairie State, and ends this trip, visiting The 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.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Des Moines and out of Quad Cities
  • Rental Car for 8 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Des Moines
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Iowa City
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Quad Cities
  • Driving Time
    Des Moines - Iowa City: 1 hr. 45 mins. approx.
    Iowa City - Quad Cities Area: 1 hr. approx.


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From Miami International MIA (FL), US for 7 nights
2058.01 * incl.tax
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Des Moines, IA (8)     Quad Cities, IL (3)     Iowa City, IA (2)    
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1. Des Moines, IA
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2. Iowa City, IA
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3. Quad Cities, IL
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2 nights in Des Moines, IA

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.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Des Moines Art Center, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa State Capitol, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Living History Farms, Gray's Lake, Science Center of Iowa and Blank IMAX Dome Theater and much more.



2 nights in Iowa City, IA

Iowa City is in eastern Iowa. The Old Capitol Building, the state's first capitol, now houses a museum of local history. The adjacent University of Iowa Museum of Natural History features prehistoric stone tools and taxidermy. By the Iowa River, City Park has ponds and sports facilities. East, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum displays objects and photos tracing the life of the 31st U.S. president.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Coralville Lake, Devonian Fossil Gorge, Old Capitol Museum, Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and much more.



3 nights in Quad Cities, IL

The Quad Cities are located where the Rock River meets the Mississippi River. They are Rock Island and Moline on the Illinois side and Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side. The Quad Cities are noteworthy historically as the site of the first rail bridge across the Mississippi River. Davenport`s `River Renaissance` and Moline`s urban renewal funded by John Deere (a company local to the area) have energized these cities, while Rock Island and Bettendorf have each held the title of `most livable small city` by the National Council of Mayors.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Black Hawk State Historic Site, John Deere & Company Commons, Rock Island Arsenal, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Loud Thunder State Forest, National Mississippi River Museum, Mines of Spain State Recreational Area, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum and Science Center, Vander Veer Botanical Park, Colonel Davenport Historical House, and so much more!




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Des Moines, IA
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Arrive to Des Moines, IA
Overnight in Des Moines, IA   93 hotels offered
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Overnight in Des Moines, IA   93 hotels offered
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Departing from Des Moines, IA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Iowa City, IA
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Arrive to Iowa City, IA
Overnight in Iowa City, IA   21 hotels offered
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Overnight in Iowa City, IA   21 hotels offered
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Departing from Iowa City, IA
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Quad Cities, IL
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Arrive to Quad Cities, IL
Overnight in Quad Cities, IL   25 hotels offered
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Overnight in Quad Cities, IL   25 hotels offered
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Overnight in Quad Cities, IL   25 hotels offered
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Des Moines, IA
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.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Des Moines Art Center, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa State Capitol, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Living History Farms, Gray's Lake, Science Center of Iowa and Blank IMAX Dome Theater and much more.
Iowa City, IA
Iowa City is in eastern Iowa. The Old Capitol Building, the state's first capitol, now houses a museum of local history. The adjacent University of Iowa Museum of Natural History features prehistoric stone tools and taxidermy. By the Iowa River, City Park has ponds and sports facilities. East, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum displays objects and photos tracing the life of the 31st U.S. president.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Coralville Lake, Devonian Fossil Gorge, Old Capitol Museum, Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and much more.
Quad Cities, IL
The Quad Cities are located where the Rock River meets the Mississippi River. They are Rock Island and Moline on the Illinois side and Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side. The Quad Cities are noteworthy historically as the site of the first rail bridge across the Mississippi River. Davenport`s `River Renaissance` and Moline`s urban renewal funded by John Deere (a company local to the area) have energized these cities, while Rock Island and Bettendorf have each held the title of `most livable small city` by the National Council of Mayors.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Black Hawk State Historic Site, John Deere & Company Commons, Rock Island Arsenal, Mississippi River Visitor Center, Loud Thunder State Forest, National Mississippi River Museum, Mines of Spain State Recreational Area, Figge Art Museum, Putnam Museum and Science Center, Vander Veer Botanical Park, Colonel Davenport Historical House, and so much more!

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