8 days in Minneapolis & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis

— 2 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.
Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Pine Tree Apple Orchard (in White Bear Lake), Kerfoot Canopy Tour (in Henderson) and Carlson's Lovable Llamas (in Waconia). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, stroll around Lebanon Hills Regional Park, relax in the rural setting at Waldoch Farm, and join the crowd at Raceway Park.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Dragon Distillery, LLC (in Frederick) and Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center & Gettysburg National Military Park). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips