7 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

7 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

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7 days in Minneapolis & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Fairfax
Fly:  9​h
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Fairfax

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at Mall of America, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Minnesota, get your game on at FlyOver America, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker tool .

Fairfax to Minneapolis is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Fairfax to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Fairfax in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, stroll through New Orleans City Park, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans day trip app .

Getting from Minneapolis to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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