8 days in Council Bluffs, Rochester & Rice Lake Itinerary

8 days in Council Bluffs, Rochester & Rice Lake Itinerary

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8 days in Council Bluffs, Rochester & Rice Lake Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Council Bluffs
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Rochester
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rice Lake
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Wichita

3
nights
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Get in touch with nature at Lake Manawa Beach and Preparation Canyon State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Union Pacific Railroad Museum and Western Historic Trails Center. Go for a jaunt from Council Bluffs to Glenwood to see Bodega Victoriana Winery about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs and see the interesting displays at RailsWest Railroad Museum & HO Model Display.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Council Bluffs trip itinerary maker site .

Wichita to Council Bluffs is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Parks Outdoors Casinos

Side Trips

Preparation Canyon State Park, Bodega Victoriana Winery
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Union Pacific Railroad Museum ©
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Preparation Canyon State Park ©
Preparation Canyon State Park

1
night
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, and then appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Plummer House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assisi Heights, then steep yourself in history at Mayowood Mansion, and finally learn about winemaking at Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rochester travel route tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Council Bluffs to Rochester in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Council Bluffs in July: high temperatures in Rochester hover around 79°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rice Lake.

Things to do in Rochester

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
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Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery ©
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
Plummer House ©
Plummer House
Mayowood Mansion ©
Mayowood Mansion

3
nights
Rice Lake

Rice Lake ©
Rice Lake is a city in Barron County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area and then trek along Cedar Side Walking Trail. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State Recreation Area and then admire the majestic nature at Brunet Island State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rice Lake online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Rochester to Rice Lake in 3 hours. July in Rice Lake sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rice Lake

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Brunet Island State Park, Chippewa Moraine Ice Age State Recreation Area, Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area
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Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area ©
Brunet Island State Park ©
Brunet Island State Park

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