9 days in New Orleans Area & Minneapolis Itinerary

9 days in New Orleans Area & Minneapolis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 5 nights

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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at French Quarter and Jackson Square. Step out of the city life by going to Chalmette National Historical Park and Happiness Bayou Tours. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a stroll through Royal Street, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planning website.

Minneapolis to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 59°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Minneapolis

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hindu Temple of Minnesota and Wabasha Street Bridge. Escape the urban bustle at Central Park Ice Skating Trail and Blue Hill Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: St Croix National Scenic Riverway (in Saint Croix Falls), Wild Mountain Ski, Snowboarding & Wild Chutes Snow Tubing (in Taylors Falls) and Powder Ridge (in Kimball). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on Stone Arch Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Silverwood Park, walk around Mill Ruins Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Buck Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Orleans in February, with highs in Minneapolis at 27°F and lows at 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

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