2 days in Central Iowa Itinerary

2 days in Central Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Iowa trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Ames
— 1 day
Drive
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Boone
— 1 night
Drive
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Des Moines
— 1 day
Fly

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Ames

— 1 day
Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Iowa State University and then admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Ames trip site.

Minneapolis to Ames is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Ames can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Boone.

Things to do in Ames

Parks

Boone

— 1 night
Boone is a city in Des Moines Township, and county seat of Boone County, Iowa, United States. To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Boone trip planner.

Boone is very close to Ames. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Boone

Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Des Moines

— 1 day
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, then wander the streets of East Village, and then cool off at Adventureland.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Des Moines trip builder website.

You can drive from Boone to Des Moines in an hour. July in Des Moines sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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