8 days in Milwaukee, Dubuque & Davenport Itinerary

8 days in Milwaukee, Dubuque & Davenport Itinerary

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Milwaukee
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Dubuque
— 4 nights
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Davenport
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Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Step out of Milwaukee to go to Gurnee and see Six Flags Great America, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milwaukee travel route planner.

Chicago to Milwaukee is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. July in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dubuque.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Dubuque

— 4 nights
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubuque: Spring Green (Wilson Creek Pottery, Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , &more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

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You can fly from Milwaukee to Dubuque in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Davenport.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Davenport

— 1 night
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. On the 16th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Sunderbruch Park Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Davenport trip planner.

You can drive from Dubuque to Davenport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Davenport

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

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