10 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

10 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Iowa travel route builder
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Waterloo
— 3 nights
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Decorah
— 6 nights
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Waterloo — 3 nights

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with a short trip to LIttle Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, cool off at Lost Island Water Park, take a stroll through Cedar Falls Main Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.

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Des Moines to Waterloo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Des Moines in November, with highs in Waterloo at 46°F and lows at 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Decorah.
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Decorah — 6 nights

Decorah is a city in and the county seat of Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Explore Decorah's surroundings by going to Marquette (Eagles Landing Winery & Casino Queen Marquette), Pikes Peak State Park (in McGregor) and Effigy Mounds National Monument (in Harpers Ferry). There's still lots to do: hike along Trout Run Trail, examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, get engrossed in the history at Vesterheim, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Decorah Fish Hatchery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Decorah trip maker website.

Drive from Waterloo to Decorah in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Decorah can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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