3 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

3 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Iowa travel route planner
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McGregor
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Waterloo
— 1 night
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McGregor — 1 night

McGregor is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), do a tasting at Eagles Landing Winery, steep yourself in history at Effigy Mounds National Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Pikes Peak State Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Vesterheim, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunnings Spring Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Toppling Goliath Brewing Company.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our McGregor road trip planning tool.

Omaha to McGregor is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Omaha in September, plan for a bit cooler days in McGregor, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waterloo.
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Waterloo — 1 night

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take a stroll through Cedar Falls Main Street, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Waterloo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from McGregor to Waterloo takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Waterloo are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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