6 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

6 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Iowa tour planner
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Decorah
— 1 night
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Waterloo
— 4 nights
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Decorah — 1 night

Decorah is a city in and the county seat of Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. On the 1st (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Yellow River State Forest and then get engrossed in the history at Vesterheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Masters Hotel, see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Dunnings Spring Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Decorah trip itinerary planner.

Cedar Rapids to Decorah is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In July in Decorah, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Waterloo.
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Waterloo — 4 nights

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Get in touch with nature at Cedar Valley Nature Trail and Hartman Reserve Nature Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and Wapsipinicon Mill and Museum. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cedar Falls Main Street, take in nature's colorful creations at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, relax in the rural setting at Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, and view the masterpieces at Phelps Youth Pavilion.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waterloo road trip website.

You can drive from Decorah to Waterloo in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Waterloo are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.
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