5 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

5 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): grab your bike and head to River Road Trail, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, then sample the fine beverages at Norseman Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at The Raptor Center, and finally admire the natural beauty at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Front Beach and Old River Road Plantation Adventure. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Immaculate Conception Church. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Ocean Springs), Biloxi Bay Bridge (in Biloxi) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Barataria). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Jamie Hayes Gallery, wander the streets of Faubourg Marigny, admire the masterpieces at Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and steep yourself in history at Longue Vue House and Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans route planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips