4 days in Minneapolis & Knoxville Itinerary

4 days in Minneapolis & Knoxville Itinerary

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4 days in Minneapolis & Knoxville Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
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Knoxville
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

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Minneapolis

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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 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, then get your game on at The Escape Game, and finally get some jogging in at Chain of Lakes.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Knoxville.

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Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Basilica of St. Mary

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Knoxville

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knoxville: Gatlinburg (Sugarlands Distilling Company & Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and make a trip to Market Square.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner .

Getting from Minneapolis to Knoxville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Knoxville due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

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Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Mount LeConte, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company

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