13 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

13 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Red Wing
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Red Wing
— 2 nights
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Winona
— 3 nights
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Owatonna
— 3 nights
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New Ulm
— 4 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Red Wing

— 2 nights
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the upper Mississippi River. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try to win big at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, take in nature's colorful creations at Sargent's Nursery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Barn Bluff, and finally examine the collection at Red Wing Shoes.

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New York City to Red Wing is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Red Wing due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Red Wing when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Red Wing

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Winona

— 3 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Change things up with these side-trips from Winona: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), LARK Toys (in Kellogg) and Quarry Hill Nature Center (in Rochester). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, cruise along Garvin Heights City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and walk around Lake Park.

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Getting from Red Wing to Winona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Owatonna.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Owatonna

— 3 nights
Owatonna is a city in Steele County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Owatonna: Northfield Historical Society (in Northfield) and Rochester (Douglas Trail, Mayowood Mansion, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Faribault Woolen Mill.

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Drive from Winona to Owatonna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Ulm.

Things to do in Owatonna

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Ulm

— 4 nights
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Ulm: Fagen Fighters WWII Museum (in Granite Falls), Mankato (Room Escape Games, Sibley Park Zoo, &more) and Pipestone National Monument (in Pipestone). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Schell's, do a tasting at Morgan Creek Vineyards, walk around Green Giant Statue Park, and admire the majestic nature at Minneopa State Park.

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Traveling by car from Owatonna to New Ulm takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in New Ulm can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Ulm

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips