8 days in Minneapolis & San Juan Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis & San Juan Itinerary

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8 days in Minneapolis & San Juan Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Minneapolis, United States

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.
When in Minneapolis, make a side trip to see Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder site .

Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 28°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mall of America, Extreme Sandbox
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Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

4
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Trollbeads (in Canovanas), El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Monkey Threads (in Luquillo). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan vacation planning app .

You can fly from Minneapolis to San Juan in 8 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis to San Juan, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, San Juan is much hotter than Minneapolis - with highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Trollbeads, Monkey Threads, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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