9 days in Minnesota & Los Angeles Itinerary

9 days in Minnesota & Los Angeles Itinerary

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9 days in Minnesota & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
bus:  15​min
Saint Paul
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Winona
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

2
days
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at The Salt Cave, trek along Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then identify plant and animal life at French Regional Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Paul visit planner.

Minneapolis to Saint Paul is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or ride a tram. August in Saint Paul sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Saint Paul

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Minneapolis, French Regional Park, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
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Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
French Regional Park ©
French Regional Park

2
days
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Whitewater State Park and then contemplate the long history of Plummer House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Winona travel planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Paul to Winona takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Winona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Winona

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Plummer House, Whitewater State Park, National Eagle Center
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National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Whitewater State Park ©
Whitewater State Park

4
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Winona to Los Angeles. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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