4 days in Denver & Minneapolis Itinerary

4 days in Denver & Minneapolis Itinerary

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4 days in Denver & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Denver
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Denver

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night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denver trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Denver. December in Denver sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Nature
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get your game on at Game Show Battle Rooms, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, stroll around Minnehaha Park, then enjoy some diversion at Target Field, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis travel route builder app .

Fly from Denver to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in January, you will find days in Minneapolis are cooler (24°F), and nights are little chillier (9°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bloomington, Game Show Battle Rooms
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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