7 days in Minneapolis & New York City Itinerary

7 days in Minneapolis & New York City Itinerary

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7 days in Minneapolis & New York City Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen), Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and Cross Country Soaring (in Faribault). The adventure continues: get your game on at The Escape Game, take in nature's colorful creations at Lyndale Park Rose Garden, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, and see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Extreme Sandbox, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Cross Country Soaring
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum ©
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and walk around The High Line.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Minneapolis to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in October, with highs in New York City at 70°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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