4 days in Ankeny & Waco Itinerary

4 days in Ankeny & Waco Itinerary

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4 days in Ankeny & Waco Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Drive:  30​min
1
Ankeny
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Waco
— 1 night
End: Des Moines

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night
Ankeny

Ankeny ©
Ankeny is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at High Trestle Trail, admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at Iowa State University. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Valley Junction, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, and then hit the slopes at Seven Oaks Recreation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ankeny trip builder .

Des Moines to Ankeny is an approximately half hour car ride. March in Ankeny sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Ankeny

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ames, Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Iowa, Valley Junction, Seven Oaks Recreation
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Reiman Gardens ©
Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University ©
Iowa State University
Seven Oaks Recreation ©
Seven Oaks Recreation

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Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Park, then get curious at Mayborn Museum Complex, and then take in the architecture and design of Baylor University. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Waco Mammoth National Monument, then get lost in a book at Armstrong Browning Library and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dr Pepper Museum, and finally look for gifts at Magnolia Market at the Silos.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Waco trip itinerary maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ankeny to Waco. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Ankeny in March: highs in Waco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Mayborn Museum Complex ©
Mayborn Museum Complex
Magnolia Market at the Silos ©
Magnolia Market at the Silos
Cameron Park ©
Cameron Park

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