13 days in Boston, Pennsylvania & Minneapolis Itinerary

13 days in Boston, Pennsylvania & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Boston
— 3 nights
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Hershey
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
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Boston

— 3 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Falmouth (Old Silver Beach & Shining Sea Bikeway). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boston online holiday builder.

Minneapolis to Boston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Boston is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hershey.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Hershey

— 3 nights

Chocolatetown, USA

Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hershey: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Hersheypark and ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hershey vacation tool.

Getting from Boston to Hershey by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, walk around Washington Square Park, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, and examine the collection at The Franklin Institute.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia day trip planning app.

Drive from Hershey to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 3 nights

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.
When in Minneapolis, make a side trip to see Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain, approximately Maple Plain away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, hike along Mill Ruins Park, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and stop by Candyland.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis travel route builder site.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Minneapolis, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Pennsylvania travel guide

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History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.