8 days in Minneapolis & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Minneapolis & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Drive:  8​h
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Winnipeg

2
nights
Minneapolis

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.
You've now added Minnehaha Park to your itinerary.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip builder app .

Winnipeg, Canada to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mall of America
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Navy Pier, Shoreline Sightseeing, North Avenue Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Shoreline Sightseeing ©
Shoreline Sightseeing
North Avenue Beach ©
North Avenue Beach

1
night
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Target Field and then enjoy the sand and surf at Square Lake Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

FlyOver America, Square Lake Park
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Target Field ©
Target Field
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

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