8 days in Minneapolis, Redwood National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis, Redwood National Park & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Loring Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wabasha Street Bridge, wander the streets of Summit Avenue, then admire the sheer force of St. Anthony Falls, and finally cruise along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In August, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): trek along Redwood National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Minneapolis to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Minneapolis to Redwood National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 64°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to The 45th Parallel, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, then don't miss a visit to Petrified Tree, and finally take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Osprey Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Sheepeater Cliffs, then explore the striking landscape at Golden Gate Canyon, then explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook, and finally take in the natural beauty of Green Dragon Spring.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Redwood National Park to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Redwood National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 70°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails