5 days in Minneapolis & Portland Itinerary

5 days in Minneapolis & Portland Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
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Portland
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis

— 1 day

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.
On the 28th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Rybicki Cheese, then browse the different shops at Mall of America, and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In January, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 24°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping · Museums

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Portland

— 4 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portland: Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, &more) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, deepen your understanding at Portland State University, admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Portland vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Portland due to the time zone difference. In January, Portland is much hotter than Minneapolis - with highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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