29 days in Miami & Minnesota Itinerary

29 days in Miami & Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Miami
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Miami
— 7 nights
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Itasca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Winona
— 4 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Dammam

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Miami

— 7 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, and shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Miami online itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Miami is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Miami is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Dammam in August, plan for cooler days in Miami, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 4 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.
Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Washington County Historic Courthouse in Stillwater--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, explore the landscape on two wheels at Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Miami to Minneapolis by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Minneapolis is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in August, expect Minneapolis to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Saint Cloud

— 1 night
St. On the 23rd (Mon), walk around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve and then admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud trip maker.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Saint Cloud takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint Cloud when traveling from Minneapolis in August, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Itasca

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Aiton Heights Fire Tower, then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Itasca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Preacher's Grove, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Peace Pipe Vista, and then don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lake Itasca trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Lake Itasca in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Ely

— 3 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ely: Vermilion Falls (in Orr) and Crane Lake (in Voyageurs National Park). Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at Soudan Underground Mine, contemplate the waterfront views at Birch Lake, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, and get curious at North American Bear Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ely online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Ely takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lake Itasca in August; daily highs in Ely reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Grand Portage State Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest and then see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais vacation planner.

Getting from Ely to Grand Marais by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Duluth

— 4 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Congdon Park. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Lake Superior Art Glass, don't miss a visit to Enger Park, explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Winona

— 4 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Winona side-trips: Houston (Harmony-Preston Valley Trail & Root River State Trail) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, make a trip to The Fremont Store, and cruise along Garvin Heights City Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Winona road trip website.

You can drive from Duluth to Winona in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Duluth in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Winona, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.