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38 days in United States Itinerary
Fly: 12h 30min
Minneapolis— 5 nights
Fly: 5h 15min
Seattle— 8 nights
San Francisco— 9 nights
Drive: 6h 30min
Los Angeles— 14 nights
Fly: 14h 45min
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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.Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Saint Paul and Minnesota State Capitol. Take a break from the city and head to Spring Lake Park Reserve and Tamarack Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Lake Elmo Park Reserve (in Lake Elmo), Baker Park Reserve (in Maple Plain) and Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (in Hastings). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, browse the different shops at Mall of America, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis route maker site .
Frankfurt, Germany to Minneapolis is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.
Things to do in Minneapolis
Hastings, Bloomington, Saint Paul, Wood Lake Nature Center, Baker Park Reserve
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.Visiting Deer Park and Alki Beach will get you outdoors. Pioneer Square and West Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore Seattle's surroundings by going to Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island), Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, & more) and Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve (in Belfair). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kerry Park.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .
Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Seattle. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Things to do in Seattle
Olympic National Park, Theler Wetlands Belfair Nature Preserve, Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bloedel Reserve
City by the Bay
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and San Francisco National Cemetery. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Neptune Society Columbarium for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner), Safari West (in Santa Rosa) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planner.
Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Things to do in San Francisco
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Marin Headlands, Safari West, Goat Rock Beach
City of Angels
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Mountains and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 10th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stroll through Heaps Peak Arboretum, and take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planning app .
You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.
Things to do in Los Angeles
Anaheim, Santa Monica, Heaps Peak Arboretum, Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area and Nature Center, Ice House Canyon Trail
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