4 days in South Central Iowa Itinerary

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Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Drive to Eldon
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Eldon
— 1 day
Drive
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Knoxville
— 1 night
Drive
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Winterset
— 2 nights
Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Atlanta

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Eldon — 1 day

Eldon is a city in Wapello County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of American Gothic House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Eldon trip planner.

Atlanta to Eldon is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Eldon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in July, with highs in Eldon at 83°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Knoxville.
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Knoxville — 1 night

Knoxville is a city in Marion County, Iowa, United States. On the 8th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Klokkenspel, contemplate the long history of Historical Village, Vermeer Windmill & Scholte House, then explore the activities along Lake Red Rock, and finally join the crowd at Marion County Fairgrounds.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Knoxville day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Eldon to Knoxville takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Winterset.
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Winterset — 2 nights

Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. On the 9th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Clark Tower, take in the views from Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, then snap pictures at Roseman Covered Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Hogback Covered Bridge. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Iowa Quilt Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Madison County Historical Complex, then don't miss a visit to Courthouse Square, and finally browse the exhibits of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Winterset travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Knoxville to Winterset by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Winterset sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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