8 days in Minneapolis & Wausau Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis & Wausau Itinerary

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8 days in Minneapolis & Wausau Itinerary

Phoenix
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Wausau
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Phoenix

4
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Crystal Cave and Willow River State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Historic Lift Stillwater Bridge in Stillwater (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, stroll through Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis driving holiday planning site .

Phoenix to Minneapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Phoenix in July, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wausau.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Crystal Cave, Historic Lift Stillwater Bridge, Willow River State Park
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Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

2
days
Wausau

Wausau ©
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Green Circle Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Robert W. Monk Public Gardens, and then immerse yourself in nature at Rib Mountain State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wausau trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Wausau takes 3 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Wausau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wausau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Wildwood Zoo, Green Circle Trail
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Rib Mountain State Park ©
Rib Mountain State Park
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum ©
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wildwood Zoo ©
Wildwood Zoo

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