26 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

26 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Fly to Sioux City
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Sioux City
— 7 nights
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Larchwood
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arnolds Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Algona
— 7 nights
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Sioux City — 7 nights

Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. Take a break from Sioux City with a short trip to Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center in Le Mars, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Palmer's Olde Tyme Candy Shoppe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Heights, and appreciate the history behind Sergeant Floyd Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sioux City trip planner.

Lake Geneva to Sioux City is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Lake Geneva, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sioux City, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Larchwood.
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Larchwood — 5 nights

Larchwood is a city in Lyon County, Iowa, United States. Larchwood is known for casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Larchwood online journey planner.

You can drive from Sioux City to Larchwood in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sioux City in June: highs in Larchwood hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Arnolds Park.
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Arnolds Park — 6 nights

Arnolds Park is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Step out of Arnolds Park to go to Sibley and see Hawkeye Point, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Arnolds Park Amusement Park, see the interesting displays at Higgins Museum of National Banknotes, contemplate the long history of Abbie Gardner Cabin, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Defiance State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Arnolds Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Larchwood to Arnolds Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Arnolds Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Algona.
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Algona — 7 nights

Algona is a city in and the county seat of Kossuth County, Iowa, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Algona: Pocahontas (The Kaleidoscope Factory & The Indian Princess Statue). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Grotto of the Redemption, contemplate the long history of Algona P.W. Camp Museum, and learn about winemaking at Train Wreck Winery.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Algona route maker app.

Traveling by car from Arnolds Park to Algona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Algona, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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