24 days in Minnesota Itinerary

24 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Onamia
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Onamia
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Ely
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive
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Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Albert Lea
— 3 nights
Drive
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Worthington
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Ulm
— 3 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Orlando

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Onamia

— 1 night
Onamia is a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Onamia journey builder site.

Orlando to Onamia is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in January, things will get much colder in Onamia: highs are around 21°F and lows about 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Onamia

Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Grand Rapids

— 1 night
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Gilbert Mansion, then have fun and explore at Children's Discovery Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Forest History Center.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids attractions planner.

You can drive from Onamia to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. In January in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 18°F during the day and 0°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Ely

— 3 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brandenburg Gallery and Hibbing Historical Society Museum. Explore Ely's surroundings by going to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame (in Eveleth), Minnesota Musem of Mining (in Chisholm) and Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum (in Tower). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Listening Point, get engrossed in the history at Virginia Area Historical Society, and appreciate the history behind Iron Range Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ely trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Ely in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°F in January, and nighttime lows around -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 3 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Pincushion Mountain Trail System and Oberg Mountain Loop. Discover out-of-the-way places like North Shore Winery and Cross River Heritage Center. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum (in Tofte) and Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center (in Schroeder). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carlton Peak, and stop by Dockside Fish Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ely to Grand Marais in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ely in January, with highs in Grand Marais at 23°F and lows at 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Two Harbors

— 3 nights
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Relax by the water at Onyx Beach and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Split Rock Lighthouse and White Winter Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Two Harbors: Oulu Glass Gallery/Studio (in Brule), Bayfield (Eckels Pottery & Fine Craft Gallery, Pike's Creek Mt Ashwabay Ski Trails, &more) and Ashland Historical Museum (in Ashland). It doesn't end there: stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen and get engrossed in the history at The Lake County Historical Society Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Two Harbors road trip planning tool.

Drive from Grand Marais to Two Harbors in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Two Harbors are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winona

— 4 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eagles Landing Winery and LARK Toys. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Planted Tree and Lanesboro Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Winona side-trips: Bily Clocks Museum (in Spillville), Tower Ridge Recreational Area (in Eau Claire) and Whitewater State Park (in Altura). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Winona County Historical Society, examine the collection at Winona National Bank, steep yourself in history at Masters Hotel, and learn more about the world around you at International Owl Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Winona trip planning website.

You can drive from Two Harbors to Winona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Two Harbors in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Winona, with lows of 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albert Lea.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Albert Lea

— 3 nights
Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, in the southeastern part of the State of Minnesota. Meredith Willson Boyhood Home and Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Floyd County Historical Society Museum and National Hobo Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fossil & Prairie Center (in Rockford), St. Augustine's Catholic Church (in Austin) and McIntosh Woods State Park (in Ventura). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lime Creek Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Albert Lea holiday builder app.

Getting from Winona to Albert Lea by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Worthington.

Things to do in Albert Lea

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Worthington

— 2 nights
Worthington is a city and county seat of Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. On the 11th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Clark Museum of Okoboji Area & Iowa History, then see the interesting displays at Okoboji Classic Cars, then examine the collection at Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum, and finally look for gifts at Goodies Handmade Candies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Spomer Classics & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Nobles County Pioneer Village, and then learn about winemaking at Round Lake Vineyards & Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Worthington trip maker app.

Getting from Albert Lea to Worthington by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Worthington are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Worthington

Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

New Ulm

— 3 nights
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Popular historic sites such as Jeffers Petroglyphs and Fort Ridgely are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Sod House on the Prairie and Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Ulm: Birch Coulee Battlefield (in Morton) and The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield). And it doesn't end there: stop by Domeier's German Store, take an in-depth tour of Brown County Historical Society, and see the interesting displays at Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Ulm road trip app.

Traveling by car from Worthington to New Ulm takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in February, and nighttime lows around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Ulm

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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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.