5 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area Itinerary

5 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area Itinerary

Created using Inspirock The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area sightseeing planner

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Minneapolis

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Chain of Lakes, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. On the 3rd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Madison to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Saint Paul

— 2 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Minnesota History Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and then learn more about the world around you at Science Museum of Minnesota. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave, then get engrossed in the history at James J. Hill House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Paul online trip maker.

Saint Paul is very close to Minneapolis. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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