4 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Iowa trip planner
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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto of the Redemption.

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Green Bay to West Bend is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. June in West Bend sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Spirit Lake.
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Spirit Lake — 3 nights

Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spirit Lake and Fort Defiance State Park. Kids will enjoy Pike's Point State Park and Brooks Golf Club. Go for a jaunt from Spirit Lake to Sibley to see Hawkeye Point about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: stop by Goodies Handmade Candies and contemplate the long history of Abbie Gardner Cabin.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Spirit Lake trip planner.

You can drive from West Bend to Spirit Lake in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Spirit Lake can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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