4 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

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West Bend
— 1 day
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Spirit Lake
— 3 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Green Bay

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West Bend — 1 day

West Bend is a city in Kossuth and Palo Alto (originally) counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Grotto of the Redemption.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Bend trip planner.

Green Bay to West Bend is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in West Bend are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Spirit Lake.
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Spirit Lake — 3 nights

Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spirit Lake and Brooks Golf Club. Take a break from the city and head to Pike's Point State Park and Fort Defiance State Park. Step out of Spirit Lake to go to Sibley and see Hawkeye Point, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Goodies Handmade Candies and contemplate the long history of Abbie Gardner Cabin.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Spirit Lake vacation planner.

Getting from West Bend to Spirit Lake by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Spirit Lake can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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