5 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

5 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

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5 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Seattle Public Library. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Woodland Park Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sky View Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions website .

Chicago to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Seattle to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Kerry Park ©
Kerry Park

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Minneapolis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. In June in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Fun & Games, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Target Field ©
Target Field
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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