8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Snake River Fur Post and St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Baker Park Reserve and Square Lake Park. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Pine County History Museum (in Askov), Lake Elmo Park Reserve (in Lake Elmo) and Hinckley Fire Museum (in Hinckley). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Meeker County Historical Society Museum & G.A.R. Hall, tee off at Baker National Golf Course, hike along Mill Ruins Park, and get engrossed in the history at Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. September in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall, Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Pine County History Museum, Baker National Golf Course, Snake River Fur Post
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Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Snake River Fur Post ©
Snake River Fur Post
Pine County History Museum ©
Pine County History Museum

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Newseum, then see the interesting displays at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore and take pictures at National Mall, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Washington DC. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Washington DC at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Independence National Historical Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia route maker .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

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Independence National Historical Park ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, then examine the collection at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ©
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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