6 days in Lexington & Minneapolis Itinerary

6 days in Lexington & Minneapolis Itinerary

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6 days in Lexington & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Lexington
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Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Lexington

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lexington: Louisville (Louisville Mega Cavern, Churchill Downs, & more) and Cincinnati (Great American Ball Park, JACK Cincinnati Casino, & more). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Keeneland, browse the collection at Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lexington travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lexington. In October, daytime highs in Lexington are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Lexington

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Louisville, Cincinnati, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
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Keeneland ©
Keeneland
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park

2
nights
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 25th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Extreme Sandbox, then browse the different shops at Mall of America, and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip builder app .

You can fly from Lexington to Minneapolis in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Lexington in October, things will get little chillier in Minneapolis: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Extreme Sandbox, Mall of America
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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