60 days in Iowa Itinerary

60 days in Iowa Itinerary

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60 days in Iowa Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  26​h
1
Cedar Rapids
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Le Claire
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dubuque
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Decorah
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mason City
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ames
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Winterset
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Council Bluffs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sioux City
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Jeddah

6
nights
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Get out of town with these interesting Cedar Rapids side-trips: Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence) (in Independence), National Motorcycle Museum (in Anamosa) and Clear Creek Trail (in Coralville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, don't miss a visit to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and get outside with Cedar Rapids Kernels.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cedar Rapids trip itinerary builder app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cedar Rapids is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in June, expect nights in Cedar Rapids to be colder, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Le Claire.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Iowa City, Amana, West Branch, Coralville, Waterloo
Highlights from your plan

6
nights
Le Claire

Le Claire ©
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Claire: Snake Alley (in Burlington), Clinton (Eagle Point Park & Wide River Winery) and Muscatine (National Pearl Button Museum, Muscatine Art Center, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sunderbruch Park Trail, learn about winemaking at Wide River Winery Tasting Room, and explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Le Claire vacation planner.

Drive from Cedar Rapids to Le Claire in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Le Claire can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubuque.

Things to do in Le Claire

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Davenport, Muscatine, Clinton, Walcott, Family Museum of Arts and Science
Highlights from your plan
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Antique Archeology ©
Antique Archeology

10
nights
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Venture out of the city with trips to Maquoketa (Jackson County Historical Museum & Hurstville Interpretive Center), Manchester (Manchester Whitewater Park & Castle Theater) and Backbone State Park (in Dundee). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, get your game on at Matter: A Learning Playground, admire the natural beauty at Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dubuque driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Le Claire to Dubuque by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dubuque can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Decorah.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dyersville, Maquoketa, Manchester, Maquoketa Caves State Park, Bellevue State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

5
nights
Decorah

Decorah ©
Decorah is a city in and the county seat of Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Marquette (Eagles Landing Winery & Driftless Area Wetlands Centre), McGregor (Pikes Peak State Park & Spook Cave) and Harpers Ferry (Yellow River State Forest & Effigy Mounds National Monument). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dunnings Spring Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at LIttle Brown Church in the Vale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trout Run Trail, and examine the collection at Bily Clocks Museum.

Plan a Decorah trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dubuque to Decorah takes 2 hours. June in Decorah sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Decorah

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Marquette, Harpers Ferry, McGregor, LIttle Brown Church in the Vale, Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Pikes Peak State Park ©
Pikes Peak State Park
Dunnings Spring Park ©
Dunnings Spring Park
Decorah Fish Hatchery ©
Decorah Fish Hatchery

5
nights
Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Mason City is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Stockman House Museum, identify plant and animal life at Fossil & Prairie Center, walk around East Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Music Man Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mason City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Decorah to Mason City in 2 hours. In July in Mason City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ames.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fossil & Prairie Center
Highlights from your plan
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Lime Creek Nature Center ©
Lime Creek Nature Center

6
nights
Ames

Ames ©
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ames side-trips: Grotto of the Redemption (in West Bend), High Trestle Trail (in Ankeny) and Altoona (Adventureland & Prairie Meadows). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, stroll around Lewis A. Jester County Park, make a trip to Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, and deepen your understanding at Iowa State University.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ames trip maker app .

Drive from Mason City to Ames in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ames are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winterset.

Things to do in Ames

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clear Lake, Altoona, Antique Carousel, Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House, Grotto of the Redemption
Highlights from your plan
Grotto of the Redemption ©
Grotto of the Redemption
Reiman Gardens ©
Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University ©
Iowa State University

6
nights
Winterset

Winterset ©
Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Winterset: Des Moines (State Historical Museum, Capitol Building, & more), The Freedom Rock (in Menlo) and Living History Farms (in Urbandale). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, contemplate the long history of Valley Junction, snap pictures at Roseman Covered Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Clark Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Winterset travel planner.

You can drive from Ames to Winterset in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Winterset

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Des Moines, Living History Farms, Valley Junction, The Freedom Rock, Imes Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Roseman Covered Bridge ©
Roseman Covered Bridge

6
nights
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Council Bluffs: Farmall-Land USA (in Avoca), Desoto National Wildlife Refuge (in Missouri Valley) and Museum of Danish America (in Elk Horn). Next up on the itinerary: try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle, walk around Hitchcock Nature Center, and grab your bike and head to Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Council Bluffs visit website .

Traveling by car from Winterset to Council Bluffs takes 2 hours. In July in Council Bluffs, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Farmall-Land USA, Preparation Canyon State Park, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, Museum of Danish America, Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Union Pacific Railroad Museum ©
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Lewis and Clark Park ©
Lewis and Clark Park

7
nights
Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Okoboji (Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum & Okoboji Classic Cars), Lewis and Clark State Park (in Onawa) and Arnolds Park Amusement Park (in Arnolds Park). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, pause for some photo ops at Spirit of Siouxland Statue, examine the collection at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and have fun and explore at LaunchPAD Children’s Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sioux City trip itinerary website .

Getting from Council Bluffs to Sioux City by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Sioux City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Okoboji, Milford, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Lewis and Clark State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sioux City Public Museum ©
Sioux City Public Museum
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Trinity Heights ©
Trinity Heights

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