4 days in Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Des Moines
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mason City
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Chicago

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail and then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Des Moines tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Des Moines is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

High Trestle Trail
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mason City: Waterloo (Lost Island Water Park & Cedar Valley Nature Trail), Grotto of the Redemption (in West Bend) and Hartman Reserve Nature Center (in Cedar Falls). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Park Inn Hotel and admire the natural beauty at Central Gardens of North Iowa.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mason City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Mason City takes 2 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Mason City, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mason City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Waterloo, Grotto of the Redemption, Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Central Gardens of North Iowa
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Grotto of the Redemption ©
Grotto of the Redemption
Lost Island Water Park ©
Lost Island Water Park
Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Hartman Reserve Nature Center

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