27 days in Boulder City & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Boulder City — 11 nights

Home of Hoover Dam

A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boulder City: Laughlin (Edgewater E Center, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Oatman (Oatman Gift Shack & Sitgreaves Pass) and Hualapai Reservation (Grand Canyon West & Grand Canyon Skywalk). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery, gear up at Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mouse's Tank.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Boulder City attractions website.

Columbia to Boulder City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 15 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Tremblay's Sweet Shop (in Stillwater) and Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and examine the collection at Mill City Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis driving holiday planner.

Fly from Boulder City to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Boulder City in December: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 28°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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