12 days in Portland & Minneapolis Itinerary

12 days in Portland & Minneapolis Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 6 nights
2
Minneapolis
— 5 nights

6
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), Hood River (Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge, Hood River Lavender Farms, &more) and Cannon Beach (Haystack Rock & Ecola State Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, stop by Powell's City of Books, and hike along Forest Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Portland. In July, daytime highs in Portland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hood River, Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Lock & Dam, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Saint Cloud (Munsinger Gardens, Clemens Gardens, &more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of America, explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and make a trip to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis holiday builder site.

Getting from Portland to Minneapolis by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Minneapolis is 2 hours. In August in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Cloud, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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