12 days in Toronto, Chicago & Minneapolis Itinerary

12 days in Toronto, Chicago & Minneapolis Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Ferry + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Chicago, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Minneapolis, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h
End: London, United Kingdom

4
nights
Toronto, Canada

Toronto
Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Explore Toronto's surroundings by going to Niagara Falls (Journey Behind the Falls, Skylon Tower, &more) and Foreign Affair Winery (in Vineland). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, sample the tasty concoctions at Steam Whistle Brewery, and get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Toronto road trip site.

London, UK to Toronto is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from London to Toronto, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Toronto at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Toronto

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Foreign Affair Winery
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CN Tower
CN Tower
Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum
The Distillery District ©
The Distillery District

4
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Millennium Park, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago tour planning site.

Getting from Toronto to Chicago by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oak Park
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and finally stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip builder tool.

Fly from Chicago to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bloomington
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden ©
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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