9 days in Altoona & Roanoke Itinerary

9 days in Altoona & Roanoke Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Des Moines International Airport, Drive to Altoona
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Altoona
— 2 nights
Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Roanoke
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Roanoke
— 6 nights
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Altoona

— 2 nights
Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kids will enjoy Adventureland and Center Grove Orchard. Change things up with these side-trips from Altoona: Reiman Gardens (in Ames), Big Creek State Park (in Polk City) and Iowa Speedway (in Newton). It doesn't end there: snap pictures at High Trestle Trail Bridge and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Reclaimed Rails Brewing Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Altoona trip planner.

New York City to Altoona is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Altoona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Altoona, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Roanoke.

Things to do in Altoona

Theme Parks · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Roanoke

— 6 nights
Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Virginia Safari Park and Greensboro Science Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roanoke: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (in Greensboro), National D-Day Memorial (in Bedford) and Natural Bridge State Park (in Natural Bridge). There's much more to do: stroll around Mill Mountain Star & Park, see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation, don't miss a visit to Center in the Square, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Roanoke trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Altoona to Roanoke. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Roanoke are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Roanoke

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips