12 days in Minneapolis & Shakopee Itinerary

12 days in Minneapolis & Shakopee Itinerary

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12 days in Minneapolis & Shakopee Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Shakopee
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Minneapolis

8
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.
Get outdoors at Minnehaha Park and Lake of the Isles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Minneapolis Institute of Art and Science Museum of Minnesota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Hastings (Hastings Dairy Store, Extreme Sandbox, & more), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Square Lake Park (in Stillwater). There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shakopee.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Hastings, WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, Crystal Cave
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

3
nights
Shakopee

Shakopee ©
Shakopee is a city in and the county seat of Scott County, Minnesota. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sand Creek Adventures as well as Valleyfair. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at Sand Creek Adventures and then get in on the family fun at Valleyfair. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Minneopa State Park, then look for gifts at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, then admire the landmark architecture of Paisley Park, and finally hike along Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shakopee trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Shakopee takes an hour. July in Shakopee sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Shakopee

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jordan, Baker Park Reserve, Paisley Park, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Minneopa State Park
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Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Sand Creek Adventures ©
Sand Creek Adventures
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve ©
Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

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