16 days in Minneapolis & Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

16 days in Minneapolis & Kentucky Appalachians Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 11 nights
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Pikeville
— 3 nights
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Ashland
— 1 night
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Minneapolis — 11 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of St. Mary and Weisman Art Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Russian Art and Foshay Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Red Wing Shoes (in Red Wing), Crex Meadows Wildlife Area (in Grantsburg) and WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (in Chisago City). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at The Bakken Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Raptor Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis planning app.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 27°F and lows reach 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pikeville.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Pikeville — 3 nights

Pikeville is a city in and the county seat of Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Dils Cemetery and Dueling Barrels Brewery & Distillery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Khribet el-Maqatir & a Journey through Biblical History and Big Sandy Heritage Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Paintsville (U. S. 23 Country Music Highway Museum & Loretta Lynn's Birthplace - Butcher Hollow) and East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium (in Prestonsburg).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pikeville route builder app.

Explore your travel options from Minneapolis to Pikeville with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, expect Pikeville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 46°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ashland.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Ashland — 1 night

Ashland is a home rule-class city in Boyd County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll around Central Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ashland journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Pikeville to Ashland takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ashland are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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