4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota route planner

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Mankato
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Willmar
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Walnut Grove
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Blue Earth
— 1 night
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Mankato

— 1 night
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. Mankato Brewery has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Fri), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mankato Brewery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sibley Park Zoo, and then do a tasting at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mankato road trip planning tool.

Rochester to Mankato is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Mankato can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Willmar.

Things to do in Mankato

Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Willmar

— 1 night
Willmar is a city in, and the county seat of, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Monson Lake State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Sibley State Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goat Ridge Brewing Company, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Glacial Lakes Trail.

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Traveling by car from Mankato to Willmar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Willmar can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Willmar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Walnut Grove

— 1 day
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Lake Shetek State Park, stop by Plum Creek, and then examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Walnut Grove online trip maker.

You can drive from Willmar to Walnut Grove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Walnut Grove sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Blue Earth.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Blue Earth

— 1 night
Blue Earth is a city in Faribault County, Minnesota, at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Blue Earth River. On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Giant Museum and then walk around Green Giant Statue Park.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blue Earth holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Walnut Grove to Blue Earth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Blue Earth

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.