8 days in Denver & Minneapolis Itinerary

8 days in Denver & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Denver
— 4 nights
2
Minneapolis
— 3 nights

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Mount Evans. Venture out of the city with trips to Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, explore and take pictures at Mount Evans Scenic Byway, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Denver. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Hidee Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
River Rafting & Tubing

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Minnehaha Park and Nickelodeon Universe. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, and trek along Silverwood Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington, Silverwood Park
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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