5 days in Fort Dodge & Northwest Iowa Itinerary

5 days in Fort Dodge & Northwest Iowa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iowa travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Des Moines International Airport, Drive to Fort Dodge
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Fort Dodge
— 1 night
Drive
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Arnolds Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sioux City
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fort Dodge

— 1 night
Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River. On the 6th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotto of the Redemption and then take an in-depth tour of The Fort Museum & Frontier Village. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Veenker Memorial Golf Course, then admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, and then browse the different shops at North Grand Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Dodge online trip maker.

Atlanta to Fort Dodge is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Fort Dodge, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Fort Dodge reach 82°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Arnolds Park.

Things to do in Fort Dodge

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Arnolds Park

— 1 night
Arnolds Park is a city in Dickinson County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Goodies Handmade Candies, examine the collection at Okoboji Classic Cars, then see the interesting displays at Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arnolds Park trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Dodge to Arnolds Park in 2.5 hours. In July in Arnolds Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Arnolds Park

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sioux City

— 2 nights
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center, then take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, then appreciate the history behind Spirit of Siouxland Statue, and finally appreciate the history behind Sergeant Floyd Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sioux City Public Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Heights.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sioux City holiday site.

Getting from Arnolds Park to Sioux City by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums · Historic Sites