6 days in Iowa Itinerary

6 days in Iowa Itinerary

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Mason City
— 1 night
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West Branch
— 1 night
3
Des Moines
— 1 night
4
Council Bluffs
— 2 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel, thencontemplate the long history of Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, thenidentify plant and animal life at Fossil & Prairie Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mason City itinerary maker site.

Minot to Mason City is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. March in Mason City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to West Branch.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Fossil & Prairie Center
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Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
Fossil & Prairie Center ©
Fossil & Prairie Center

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West Branch

West Branch ©
West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get advice or help at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then hike along Hoover Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the West Branch day trip planner.

You can drive from Mason City to West Branch in 3 hours. When traveling from Mason City in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in West Branch, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in West Branch

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Highlights from your plan
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site ©
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 19th (Thu), stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, stroll through High Trestle Trail, thendon't miss a visit to The Temple for Performing Arts, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online holiday planner.

Getting from West Branch to Des Moines by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Des Moines are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

High Trestle Trail
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
The Temple for Performing Arts ©
The Temple for Performing Arts

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Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Hitchcock Nature Center, thenidentify plant and animal life at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Manawa Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Council Bluffs online travel route planner.

You can drive from Des Moines to Council Bluffs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Hitchcock Nature Center, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Hitchcock Nature Center ©
Hitchcock Nature Center
Kanesville Tabernacle ©
Kanesville Tabernacle

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