15 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

15 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Seattle
— 8 nights
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Minneapolis
— 5 nights

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Seattle

— 8 nights

Emerald City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Washington State History Museum (in Tacoma), Mount Ellinor (in Olympic National Park) and Whidbey Island Distillery (in Langley). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner.

Minneapolis to Seattle is an approximately 6-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. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, expect nights in Seattle to be much warmer, around 37°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minneapolis: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Buena Vista Park (in Alma) and Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis day trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 6 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, you will find days in Minneapolis are a bit cooler (28°F), and nights are much colder (16°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips