26 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

26 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Minneapolis — 14 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Riverwood Canoe & Kayak Rental. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Kerfoot Canopy Tour (in Henderson), Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen) and Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, get engrossed in the history at Minnesota History Center, and examine the collection at Mill City Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip maker.

Syracuse to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Syracuse to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to New Orleans.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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New Orleans — 11 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Hex: Old World Witchery and Jamie Hayes Gallery. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Vacherie (St. Joseph Plantation, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, &more), Evergreen Plantation (in Edgard) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Beauvoir, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, surround yourself with nature on Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and walk around Audubon Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday app.

You can fly from Minneapolis to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Minneapolis in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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