3 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

3 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Minnesota travel route planner

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Brainerd
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Alexandria
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Brainerd

— 1 night
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): fly down the slopes at Mount Ski Gull, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paul Bunyan State Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jack Pine Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): bet on your favorite at Brainerd International Raceway, then try to win big at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Roundhouse Brewery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brainerd trip itinerary builder tool.

Minneapolis to Brainerd is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Brainerd, with lows around 3°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alexandria.

Things to do in Brainerd

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors · Casinos

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Alexandria

— 1 night
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Lakes Museum, then examine the collection at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, then learn about winemaking at Carlos Creek Winery, and finally make a splash at Big Splash at Arrowwood Resort.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alexandria day trip site.

Traveling by car from Brainerd to Alexandria takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Alexandria are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Theme Parks · Wineries