From Monticello, it's approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest to Cedar Rapids - Iowa City and 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southwest to Iowa City.
To truly experience the Northeast Iowa way of life, take a trip and discover the other parts of the region. If you are after more ways to enjoy the region, head to the National Farm Toy Museum and Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in and around Dyersville, which lays 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the south of Monticello.
Grab some transportation and head out to Cedar Rapids, a regional center, situated some 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Monticello. This bigger city offers plenty of tourist attractions, including Lindale Mall, Czech Village and National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Noelridge Park, Paramount Theatre and Hawkeye Downs Speedway Expo Center are other good spots to visit.
Travelers looking for outdoor action should test their limits by joining a mountain biking or hiking adventure. The Northeast Iowa area provides travelers a wide range of laid-back activities, such as picnicking and camping.
The handiest major airport, Dubuque Regional Airport, is situated in Dubuque, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of Monticello, which is handy to remember when booking your trip.