21 days in Minneapolis & Monterey Itinerary

21 days in Minneapolis & Monterey Itinerary

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Minneapolis

— 12 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 Snake River Fur Post and Lakewood Cemetery for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Minneapolis Institute of Art and Pioneer Village Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield), Pine County History Museum (in Askov) and Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum (in Dassel). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, see the interesting displays at Northern Clay Center, steep yourself in history at Historic Fort Snelling, and grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip maker website.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Monterey.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey

— 8 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hearst Castle and Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. Visit Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Monterey: Ragged Point Overlook (in San Simeon) and Big Creek Bridge (in Big Sur). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, examine the collection at Selfieville, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Monterey trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Monterey takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Monterey, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips