8 days in Michigan, Illinois & Minneapolis Itinerary

8 days in Michigan, Illinois & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then get the lay of the land with Feet On The Street Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then test your problem-solving skills at Decode Ypsilanti, and then have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip itinerary planning tool.

Minneapolis to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Detroit is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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Feet On The Street Tours ©
Feet On The Street Tours
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ©
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step out of Chicago to go to Orland Park and see Escapology Orland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, make a trip to Millennium Park, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago travel planner.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In March in Chicago, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

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 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, buy something for everyone on your list at Rybicki Cheese, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America. On the next day, look for gifts at Candyland, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis online route maker.

Getting from Chicago to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°F in Minneapolis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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