15 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seattle
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
End: Minneapolis

8
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma), Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley) and Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, stroll through Discovery Park, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 47°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Washington State History Museum, Whidbey Island Distillery, Mount Ellinor, Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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.
Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Saint Cloud (Munsinger Gardens & Clemens Gardens), Buena Vista Park (in Alma) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, stroll around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Minneapolis driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Minneapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect nights in Minneapolis to be much colder, around 16°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Cloud, Maple Grove, Bloomington, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, National Eagle Center
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Game Show Battle Rooms ©
Game Show Battle Rooms
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens

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