4 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area & Washington DC Itinerary

4 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area & Washington DC Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights

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day
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Washington DC at 87°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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