7 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

7 days in Northeast Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Iowa tour planner
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Waterloo
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 4 nights
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Waterloo — 2 nights

Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, then shop like a local with Phelps Youth Pavilion, then take in the exciting artwork at Waterloo Center for the Arts, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at LIttle Brown Church in the Vale, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Cedar Falls Main Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Waterloo trip planner.

New York City to Waterloo is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Waterloo. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Waterloo dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eagles Landing Winery and Effigy Mounds National Monument. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bily Clocks Museum and Vesterheim. Venture out of the city with trips to Decorah (Toppling Goliath Brewing Company & Dunnings Spring Park). There's lots more to do: stop by Paper Moon, admire the majestic nature at Pikes Peak State Park, and try to win big at Casino Queen Marquette.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Marquette tour planner.

Getting from Waterloo to Marquette by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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