8 days in Sanibel Island & Minneapolis Itinerary

8 days in Sanibel Island & Minneapolis Itinerary

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8 days in Sanibel Island & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Sanibel Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
End: Minneapolis

5
days
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gulfside Beach and Sanibel Island Farmer's Market. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island road trip tool .

Minneapolis to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Sanibel Island at 82°F and lows at 60°F. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a stroll through Summit Avenue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Calhoun, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Harriet. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at James J. Hill House, then get engrossed in the history at Minnesota History Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Willow River State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sanibel Island in March; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 41°F and lows reach 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Willow River State Park
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Lake Harriet ©
Lake Harriet
Willow River State Park ©
Willow River State Park
Minnesota History Center ©
Minnesota History Center

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