9 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

9 days in Seattle & Minneapolis Itinerary

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— 6 nights

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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 10th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally get to know the resident critters at Woodland Park Zoo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Seattle. In July in Seattle, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Minneapolis

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, get in on the family fun at Cafesjian's Carousel, meet the residents at Minnesota Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip site.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Minneapolis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. July in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

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