5 days in Iowa Itinerary

5 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Anamosa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Mason City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Des Moines
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  4 h 30 min
End: Dallas

1
night
Anamosa

Anamosa ©
Anamosa is a city in Jones County, Iowa, United States. On the 12th (Fri), make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co.. On the next day, examine the collection at National Motorcycle Museum, get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Anamosa sightseeing planning app.

Dallas to Anamosa is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Anamosa hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Anamosa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Fenelon Place Elevator Co., Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence)
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Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
National Motorcycle Museum ©
National Motorcycle Museum

2
nights
Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. On the 14th (Sun), admire the striking features of Historic Park Inn Hotel, admire the natural beauty at Central Gardens of North Iowa, then identify plant and animal life at Fossil & Prairie Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Stockman House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Floyd County Historical Society Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Creek Nature Center, and then stroll around East Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mason City tour planner.

Drive from Anamosa to Mason City in 3 hours. July in Mason City sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Mason City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Floyd County Historical Society Museum, Fossil & Prairie Center, Central Gardens of North Iowa
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Fossil & Prairie Center ©
Fossil & Prairie Center
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum

1
night
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through High Trestle Trail, hike along Brown's Woods, then learn about winemaking at La Vida Loca Winery, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines travel planner.

You can drive from Mason City to Des Moines in 2 hours. Traveling from Mason City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Des Moines. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

La Vida Loca Winery, High Trestle Trail
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
La Vida Loca Winery ©
La Vida Loca Winery

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