36 days in Minnesota Itinerary

36 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip planner

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Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Rochester
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Rochester
— 5 nights
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Grand Marais
— 5 nights
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Silver Bay
— 3 nights
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Duluth
— 5 nights
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Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 8 nights
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Rochester

— 5 nights
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Explore Rochester's surroundings by going to Prairie School Bank (in Owatonna), St. Augustine's Catholic Church (in Austin) and Winona (Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Garvin Heights City Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, get your bearings at Assisi Heights, examine the collection at LARK Toys, and gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rochester online journey planner.

Vaxjo, Sweden to Rochester is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vaxjo to Rochester, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rochester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 5 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder), Ely (North American Bear Center & Trezona Trail) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, head outdoors with Artists Point, admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle, and relax and rejuvenate at LutZen Reflections Massage Studios.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rochester to Grand Marais by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, Grand Marais is slightly colder than Rochester - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Silver Bay

— 3 nights
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Silver Bay is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, explore the activities along Baptism River, stroll through Tettegouche Trail, and trek along Superior Hiking Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Silver Bay vacation builder site.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, expect nights in Silver Bay to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Duluth

— 5 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Soudan Underground Mine (in Soudan), Two Harbors (Castle Danger Brewery & Two Harbors Lighthouse) and Birch Lake (in Babbitt). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, kick back and relax at Park Point, and see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Duluth journey planner.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Duluth in 1.5 hours. In June in Duluth, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Itasca

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Itasca: Rabideau CCC camp (in Blackduck) and Forestedge Winery (in LaPorte).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Itasca sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Lake Itasca takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in June, you will find days in Lake Itasca are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Cloud

— 5 nights
St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Cloud side-trips: Soo Line Depot Museum (in Crosby), Historic Chippewa City (in Montevideo) and Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center (in Hackensack). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Crosslake Historic Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, and stop by Loide' Oils & Vinegars.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Cloud trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Saint Cloud takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 8 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.
Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, explore the activities along Bde Maka Ska, walk around Minnehaha Park, and get your game on at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Minneapolis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.