5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
2
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Bus:  30​min
End: Minneapolis

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night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and finally have fun at Target Field. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, and finally admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Bloomington.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Target Field ©
Target Field

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then have some family-friendly fun at Extreme Sandbox. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Minnesota Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Valleyfair.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bloomington online trip itinerary maker .

Bloomington is just a stone's throw from Minneapolis. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minnesota Zoo, Extreme Sandbox, Valleyfair
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

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