10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ely
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bemidji
— 1 night
Drive
6
Brainerd
— 3 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Des Moines

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Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park and then get a taste of local nightlife at Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis online trip maker.

Des Moines to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate and then walk around Enger Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then walk around Canal Park, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Duluth is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Grand Marais

— 1 night
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. You've added George Crosby Manitou State Park, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, Honeymoon Bluff, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, hike along Honeymoon Bluff, take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at George Crosby Manitou State Park.

Before you visit Grand Marais, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Duluth in July; daily highs in Grand Marais reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You've added Boundary Waters Guide Service Day Tours, Bear Head Lake State Park, Way To Go Canoe Outfitters, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Bear Head Lake State Park, catch all the local highlights with Boundary Waters Guide Service Day Tours, see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, engage your brain at North American Bear Center, then see Way To Go Canoe Outfitters, and finally make a trip to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ely online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ely: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Bemidji

— 1 night
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bemidji road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ely to Bemidji takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bemidji are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Brainerd.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Brainerd

— 3 nights
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Brainerd: Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point), Paul M Thiede Fire Tower Park (in Pequot Lakes) and Little Falls (Pine Grove Zoo & Charles Lindbergh House and Museum). There's still lots to do: tee off at Cragun's Legacy Courses, get to know the resident critters at Safari North, and stroll around Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Brainerd trip planner.

You can drive from Bemidji to Brainerd in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Brainerd are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brainerd

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · Shopping Malls · Parks
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.