30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 6 nights
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Freeport
— 4 nights
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Walker
— 2 nights
Drive
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Duluth
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kellogg
— 2 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Bristol

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Minneapolis

— 6 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 the city life by going to Minnehaha Park and Summit Avenue. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mall of America and Target Field. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Minnesota Zoo, find something for the whole family at Valleyfair, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis trip maker site.

Bristol, UK to Minneapolis is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Minneapolis is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Freeport.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Freeport

— 4 nights
Freeport is a city in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Lindbergh House and Museum and Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery. Step out of the city life by going to Cragun's Legacy Courses and Father Hennepin State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Freeport: Munsinger Gardens (in Saint Cloud), Glendalough State Park (in Battle Lake) and Carlos Creek Winery (in Alexandria). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post and stroll through Glacial Lakes State Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Freeport trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Freeport takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Freeport when traveling from Minneapolis in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Walker.

Things to do in Freeport

Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Walker

— 2 nights
Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Character Challenge Course and Itasca State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and Forestedge Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Walker: Mississippi Headwaters (in Lake Itasca), The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge (in Nisswa) and Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point). There's more to do: putt your heart out at Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Walker trip builder.

You can drive from Freeport to Walker in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Walker

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Duluth

— 6 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Gooseberry Falls State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate and S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Park Point, fly down the slopes at Spirit Mountain, stroll around Enger Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Jay Cooke State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth online trip planner.

You can drive from Walker to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Walker in September, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ely

— 3 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll explore and learn at North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center. Step out of the city life by going to Soudan Underground Mine and Kawishiwi Falls Trail. Take a break from Ely with a short trip to McCarthy Beach State Park in Side Lake, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Bear Head Lake State Park, make a trip to Sheridan Street, and hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ely trip planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Duluth in September since evenings lows in Ely dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 5 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Bring the kids along to Judge C.R. Magney State Park and Cascade River State Park. Appreciate the collections at Grand Portage National Monument and Sivertson Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Marais: Points Unknown (in Hovland), Schroeder (Cross River & Temperance River State Park) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park & Pigeon River). And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, stop by Dockside Fish Market, and explore the wide array of goods at Lake Superior Trading Post.

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You can drive from Ely to Grand Marais in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kellogg.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Kellogg

— 2 nights
Kellogg is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, along the Zumbro River. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through National Eagle Center, immerse yourself in nature at Frontenac State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Barn Bluff. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and then experience the excitement of LARK Toys.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kellogg trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Grand Marais to Kellogg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Grand Marais in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Kellogg, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kellogg

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.