5 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

5 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
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.
Visiting Baker National Golf Course and The Meadows at Mystic Lake will get you outdoors. Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Minneapolis to go to New Prague and see Next Chapter Winery, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: try your luck at Canterbury Park, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip planner .

Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Canterbury Park, Baker National Golf Course, FlyOver America, The Meadows at Mystic Lake, Next Chapter Winery
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Next Chapter Winery ©
Next Chapter Winery

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 25th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then trek along Artist Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (60°F), and nights are colder (33°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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