7 days in Minnesota, Utah & Sedona Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota, Utah & Sedona Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Orlando to Minneapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Minneapolis. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in March; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 41°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips


Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 23rd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Moab day trip planning app.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Moab in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in March, plan for much warmer days in Moab, with highs around 62°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature


Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 25th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Moab to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sedona, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Minnesota travel guide

Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Utah travel guide

Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.