7 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

7 days in Northwest Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Iowa visit planner
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Spirit Lake
— 1 night
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Sioux City
— 4 nights
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West Bend
— 1 night
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Spirit Lake — 1 night

Spirit Lake is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Okoboji Classic Cars and then do a tasting at Little Swan Lake Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Spirit Lake, find something for the whole family at Arnolds Park Amusement Park, and then examine the collection at Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Spirit Lake vacation planner.

Minneapolis to Spirit Lake is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for little chillier nights in Spirit Lake, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux City.
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Sioux City — 4 nights

Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. Sioux City is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, get all the information you need at Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, examine the collection at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Heights.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sioux City road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Spirit Lake to Sioux City takes 2 hours. In August in Sioux City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to West Bend.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

West Bend — 1 night

West Bend is a city in Kossuth and Palo Alto (originally) counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotto of the Redemption.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the West Bend holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux City to West Bend takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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