7 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

7 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Iowa trip planner
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Waterloo
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Marquette
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Waterloo — 2 nights

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Phelps Youth Pavilion, then shop like a local with Waterloo Center for the Arts, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at LIttle Brown Church in the Vale, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take a stroll through Cedar Falls Main Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Waterloo route planning app.

New York City to Waterloo is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Waterloo is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Waterloo reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marquette.
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Marquette — 4 nights

Marquette is a city in Clayton County, Iowa, United States. Eagles Landing Winery and Bily Clocks Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Decorah (Vesterheim, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Effigy Mounds National Monument, try your luck at Casino Queen Marquette, immerse yourself in nature at Pikes Peak State Park, and stop by Paper Moon.

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Traveling by car from Waterloo to Marquette takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.
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