9 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

9 days in Minneapolis & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Minneapolis

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Cathedral of Saint Paul and Landmark Center for their historical value. Get outdoors at Baker Park Reserve and Stone Arch Bridge. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to James J. Hill House, ponder the world of politics at Minnesota State Capitol, stroll around French Regional Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bde Maka Ska.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip builder tool.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Minneapolis at 54°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Mud Volcano and Fountain Paint Pot. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Loop Road and Biscuit Basin. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Fly from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in April, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 42°F and lows at 17°F. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife