Colchester is 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Iowa City and about 120 miles (193 kilometers) from Cedar Rapids - Iowa City.
Make sure you visit the the Argyle Lake State Park while in Colchester.
Get a feel for the unique landscapes, architecture and people of Western Illinois, by taking a road trip through some of the other villages, cities and towns in and around Colchester. If you are keen to experience more of the region, head 7 miles (11 kilometers) where you'll find Macomb. Here you can check out the Western Illinois Museum and Western Illinois University.
Organise transportation and head out to Burlington, a transport and retail hub for the area, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) away from Colchester. This bigger city offers plenty of attractions, for example Catfish Bend Casino, Spirit Hollow Golf Club and Snake Alley. Community Field and FunCity are among the many other attractions here that should be high on everyone's list.
Shore fishing and camping are just a few of the options for relaxation in the Western Illinois area.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time go home, head to the nearest major airport in Burlington, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.