9 days in Minneapolis, Glacier National Park & West Salem Itinerary

9 days in Minneapolis, Glacier National Park & West Salem Itinerary

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9 days in Minneapolis, Glacier National Park & West Salem Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  19 h 30 min
2
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  20 h 15 min
3
West Salem
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Green Bay

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip maker site .

Green Bay to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Green Bay in August, Minneapolis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toGlacier National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Iceberg Lake Trail. Step out of Glacier National Park with an excursion to Glacier Distilling Company in Coram--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, and hike along Trail of the Cedars.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to West Salem.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Glacier Distilling Company
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Swiftcurrent Falls ©
Swiftcurrent Falls
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
St.Mary Falls ©
St.Mary Falls

1
night
West Salem

West Salem ©
West Salem is a village in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States, along the La Crosse River. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Treehouse Gift and Home and then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Bicyclist.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Salem travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to West Salem. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to West Salem. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in West Salem. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in West Salem

Shopping

Side Trips

World's Largest Bicyclist, Treehouse Gift & Home
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Treehouse Gift & Home ©
Treehouse Gift & Home

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