10 days in West Central Iowa Itinerary

10 days in West Central Iowa Itinerary

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Fly to Eppley Airfield, Drive to Elk Horn
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Elk Horn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Onawa
— 1 night
Drive
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Council Bluffs
— 5 nights
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Elk Horn — 3 nights

Elk Horn is a city in Shelby County, Iowa, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Elk Horn: Springbrook State Park (in Guthrie Center), Lake Anita State park (in Anita) and The Freedom Rock (in Menlo). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Danish Windmill Museum and make a trip to White Pole Road.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Elk Horn online trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Elk Horn is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Elk Horn. In June in Elk Horn, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Onawa.
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Onawa — 1 night

Onawa is a city in Monona County, Iowa, United States. On the 5th (Sun), walk around Lewis and Clark State Park and then learn about all things military at Monona County Veteran's Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Onawa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Elk Horn to Onawa takes 1.5 hours. In June in Onawa, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Council Bluffs.
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Council Bluffs — 5 nights

Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Harlan (Shelby County Historical Museum & Prairie Rose State Park) and Desoto National Wildlife Refuge (in Missouri Valley). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Union Pacific Railroad Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Lewis and Clark Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hitchcock Nature Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Council Bluffs trip planner.

Getting from Onawa to Council Bluffs by car takes about an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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