12 days in Minneapolis & Washington DC Itinerary

12 days in Minneapolis & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Minneapolis
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Washington DC
— 8 nights
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Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and learn more about the world around you at Science Museum of Minnesota.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. November in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Washington DC

— 8 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Washington DC: Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park) and Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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