6 days in Minneapolis, Utah & Sioux Falls Itinerary

6 days in Minneapolis, Utah & Sioux Falls Itinerary

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6 days in Minneapolis, Utah & Sioux Falls Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Moab
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Sioux Falls
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Madison

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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 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip website .

Madison to Minneapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mall of America
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Moab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Moab, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online vacation planner .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Monument Valley, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Photography Tours

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, do a tasting at Strawbale Winery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Blood Run Nature Area.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Sioux Falls takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Monument Valley in May: highs in Sioux Falls hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trip

Strawbale Winery
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Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral

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