32 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

32 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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32 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 28 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

28
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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Park Reserve and Square Lake Park. Minneapolis Institute of Art and Science Museum of Minnesota will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hindu Temple of Minnesota (in Maple Grove), Hastings (Historic Downtown Hastings, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, & more) and Tamarack Nature Center (in White Bear Lake). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, learn about winemaking at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery, get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, and wander the streets of Mississippi Mile.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Minneapolis driving holiday planning site .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airports are Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Rochester International Airport and Duluth International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Hastings, Bloomington, Red Wing, Waconia
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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