10 days in Myrtle Beach & Iowa Itinerary

10 days in Myrtle Beach & Iowa Itinerary

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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Dubuque
— 2 nights
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Mason City
— 1 night
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Council Bluffs
— 1 night

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Venture out of the city with trips to J & L Kayaks, LLC Kayak Tours and Rentals (in North Myrtle Beach), Sacred Willow Spa (in Calabash) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, trot along with Wampee Stables, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, and take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach trip planner.

New York City to Myrtle Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Myrtle Beach to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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Art Museum
Brookgreen Gardens
4.8

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then take a leisurely stroll along Riverwalk, and finally walk around Eagle Point Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Basilica, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Heritage Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubuque trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Myrtle Beach to Dubuque in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Myrtle Beach to Dubuque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in October, expect Dubuque to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
National Motorcycle Museum
4.9

1
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Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the striking features of Historic Park Inn Hotel, steep yourself in history at Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, then steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum, and finally stroll around East Park.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mason City online route planner.

Getting from Dubuque to Mason City by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites · Parks
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Historic Site
Stockman House Museum
4.6
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Architectural Building
Historic Park Inn Hotel
4.8

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, then tour the pleasant surroundings at High Trestle Trail, and finally trek along Brown's Woods.

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Drive from Mason City to Des Moines in 2 hours. Traveling from Mason City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Des Moines, with lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Des Moines

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

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Government Building
Capitol Building
4.9

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Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, relax in the rural setting at Ditmars Orchard, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Council Bluffs online travel route planner.

Drive from Des Moines to Council Bluffs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites
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