18 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Iowa route builder
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Sioux City
— 8 nights
Drive
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Algona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Spirit Lake
— 6 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Redmond

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Sioux City — 8 nights

Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center and Sioux City Railroad Museum. Step out of Sioux City with an excursion to Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center in Le Mars--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation, admire the majestic nature at Stone State Park, ponder the world of politics at Woodbury County Courthouse, and revel in the low prices at Palmer Candy.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sioux City trip planner.

Redmond to Sioux City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Redmond to Sioux City is 2 hours. While traveling from Redmond, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Sioux City, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Algona.
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Algona — 3 nights

Algona is a city in and the county seat of Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Algona P.W. Camp Museum and The Indian Princess Statue. Step out of Algona with an excursion to The Kaleidoscope Factory in Pocahontas--about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Train Wreck Winery and Head underground at Grotto of the Redemption.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Algona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux City to Algona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Algona sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Spirit Lake.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Spirit Lake — 6 nights

Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Spirit Lake and Goodies Handmade Candies. Step out of Spirit Lake with an excursion to Hawkeye Point in Sibley--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Little Swan Lake Winery, contemplate the long history of Abbie Gardner Cabin, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Defiance State Park, and examine the collection at Higgins Museum of National Banknotes.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Spirit Lake online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Algona to Spirit Lake in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Spirit Lake, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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