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
— 3 nights
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, have fun and explore at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, and look for gifts at Candyland.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in November, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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: Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore, Horseshoe Casino, &more) and Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park). 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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