7 days in Chicago, Carmel & Minneapolis Itinerary

7 days in Chicago, Carmel & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive to Indianapolis International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights

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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip maker.

Minneapolis to Chicago is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Carmel

— 1 night
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Carmel Arts and Design District, then have fun and explore at Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co..

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Carmel online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Carmel takes 3 hours. Traveling from Chicago to Carmel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Carmel, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Carmel

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, then get your game on at The Escape Game, and then stroll around Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have some family-friendly fun at Game Show Battle Rooms, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and finally grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis tour itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Carmel to Minneapolis with the Route module. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature

Side Trips