11 days in Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Itinerary

11 days in Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Itinerary

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11 days in Cedar Rapids & Council Bluffs Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
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Cedar Rapids
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
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Council Bluffs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Cedar Rapids

7
nights
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Get out of town with these interesting Cedar Rapids side-trips: Ackerman Winery (in Amana), Galena (The Old Blacksmith Shop, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., & more) and Dubuque (National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Julien Dubuque Monument, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Sat) at Adventureland. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, identify plant and animal life at Indian Creek Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Brucemore, and try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cedar Rapids trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cedar Rapids. In September, daytime highs in Cedar Rapids are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dubuque, Galena, Amana, Pikes Peak State Park, Adventureland
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

3
nights
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 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Lewis and Clark Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and finally snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, shop like a local with Old Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Council Bluffs holiday planner .

Getting from Cedar Rapids to Council Bluffs by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Omaha
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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