From Ottumwa, Iowa City is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the northeast, and Cedar Rapids - Iowa City is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the northeast.
Ottumwa is ringed by interesting towns and cities waiting to be explored. If you're looking for other places to check out, you'll find Albia, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east, and Oskaloosa 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
Iowa City is around 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Ottumwa. This center offers a some great things to do and see, including Iowa Old Capitol Building, University of Iowa and Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Make sure you don't head back to Ottumwa until you've visited Iowa City's Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City Public Library and Iowa Museum of Natural History.
If the weather means you don't want to be outside, visit Central Iowa's history museums.
View Central Iowa in a different way. Join the birds and have a go at hot air ballooning.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time fly home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Kirksville, 65 miles (105 kilometers) away.