21 days in Minneapolis & Monterey Itinerary

21 days in Minneapolis & Monterey Itinerary

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Minneapolis

— 12 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.
Visit Snake River Fur Post and Historic Fort Snelling for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Minneapolis Institute of Art and Pine County History Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum (in Dassel), Pioneer Village Museum (in Cameron) and The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Minnesota Military Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip maker.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Monterey.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey

— 8 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hearst Castle and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Visit Cannery Row and Carmel Mission for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Ragged Point Overlook (in San Simeon) and Big Creek Bridge (in Big Sur). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, and learn the secrets of beer at Monterey Bay Food Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Monterey, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips