28 days in Portland & Minneapolis Itinerary

28 days in Portland & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Portland
— 18 nights
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Minneapolis
— 8 nights

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Portland

— 18 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Cannon Beach (Hug Point State Park, Haystack Rock, &more), Astoria Column (in Astoria) and The Dalles Murals (in The Dalles). Dedicate the 4th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, stop by Powell's City of Books, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Portland. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 8 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Saint Cloud (Munsinger Gardens & Stearns History Museum) and Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota (in Hastings). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Mall of America, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis journey planner.

Fly from Portland to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips