5 days in Brainerd & Northwest Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Brainerd & Northwest Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota holiday planner

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Brainerd
— 2 nights
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Lake Itasca
— 1 night
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Roseau
— 1 night
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Brainerd

— 2 nights
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Brainerd: Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point) and Alexandria (Central Lakes Trail, Carlos Creek Winery, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Brainerd Zip Line Tour, tee off at The Classic at Madden's Golf Course, and grab your bike and head to Paul Bunyan State Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brainerd route planning app.

Minneapolis to Brainerd is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September, Brainerd is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Brainerd

Outdoors · Golf · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Lake Itasca

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters and then admire the majestic nature at Itasca State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lake Itasca itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brainerd to Lake Itasca takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Itasca can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roseau.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Roseau

— 1 night
Roseau is a city and county seat of Roseau County, Minnesota, United States. On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Roseau County Historical Society & Museum, then examine the collection at Polaris Experience Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Hayes Lake State Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Roseau trip itinerary website.

Getting from Lake Itasca to Roseau by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Roseau are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roseau

Museums · Parks · Nature