15 days in Minneapolis & Shell Itinerary

15 days in Minneapolis & Shell Itinerary

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15 days in Minneapolis & Shell Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis, United States
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h 30​min
2
Shell, Ecuador
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h
End: New York City, United States

9
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Troy Burne Golf Club (in Hudson), Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud) and Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, have fun at Target Field, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder tool .

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, Minneapolis is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Shell.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Troy Burne Golf Club, Munsinger Gardens
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

5
nights
Shell, Ecuador

Shell ©
Get out of town with these interesting Shell side-trips: Tena (Kayaking & Canoeing & Jatunyacu River) and Cascadas de Latas (in Misahualli).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shell trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minneapolis to Shell. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Ecuador Time (ECT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shell

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puyo, Tena, Cascadas de Latas
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Jardin Botanico las Orquideas ©
Jardin Botanico las Orquideas
Kayaking & Canoeing
Jatunyacu River ©
Jatunyacu River

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