16 days in Minneapolis & London Itinerary

16 days in Minneapolis & London Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis, United States
1
Minneapolis, United States
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h
2
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
End: Minneapolis, United States

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial (in Rochester), Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and stroll the grounds of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Rochester International Airport and Duluth International Airport. November in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Central Park Ice Skating Trail, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Mall of America
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, about 2h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, stroll around Hyde Park, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Minneapolis to London takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to London is 6 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in December, things will get warmer in London: highs are around 50°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 13:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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