9 days in Phoenix & Minneapolis Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Minneapolis Itinerary

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9 days in Phoenix & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Desert Botanical Garden and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Taliesin West in Scottsdale, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, get all the equipment you need at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, and take an in-depth tour of Heard Museum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix sightseeing planner.

Minneapolis to Phoenix is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Phoenix to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Balloon Rides

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to National Eagle Center and Chain of Lakes. Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of America, fly down the slopes at Central Park Ice Skating Trail, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Phoenix to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in March: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 41°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington, National Eagle Center, Extreme Sandbox, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Central Park Ice Skating Trail
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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