53 days in Minnesota Itinerary

53 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip planner

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Minneapolis
— 8 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 6 nights
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Bemidji
— 4 nights
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Ely
— 7 nights
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Grand Marais
— 6 nights
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Duluth
— 9 nights
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Winona
— 6 nights
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New Ulm
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnehaha Park and Baker National Golf Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Lake Elmo Park Reserve (in Lake Elmo), Historic Downtown Hastings (in Hastings) and Square Lake Park (in Stillwater). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, do a tasting at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, have fun at Target Field, and take an in-depth tour of James J. Hill House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Cloud

— 6 nights
St. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Lindbergh House and Museum and Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge and Cragun's Legacy Courses. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Cloud: Brainerd (The Classic at Madden's Golf Course & Roundhouse Brewery), Carlos Creek Winery (in Alexandria) and Jack Pine Brewery (in Baxter). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Lupulin Brewing, tee off at Riverside Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary.

Plan a trip to Saint Cloud easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Minneapolis to Saint Cloud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Cloud, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Golf · Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bemidji

— 4 nights
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rabideau CCC camp and Sculpture Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course and Detroit Lake Public Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bemidji: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Walker), Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze (in Pequot Lakes) and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (in Rochert). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bemidji road trip website.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Bemidji in 3 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in June, expect nights in Bemidji to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bemidji

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Ely

— 7 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. North American Bear Center and Brandenburg Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at International Wolf Center and Bronko Nagurski Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ely side-trips: Silver Bay (Onyx Beach & Shovel Point), Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors) and Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and stroll through Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ely trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bemidji to Ely by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Ely sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 6 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Grand Portage National Monument and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Marais Lighthouse and Father Baraga's Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum (in Tofte), Schroeder (Temperance River State Park & Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center) and Grand Portage (High Falls & Grand Portage State Park). There's lots more to do: hike along Cascade River State Park, admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, stroll through Honeymoon Bluff, and do a tasting at North Shore Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais day trip planning website.

You can drive from Ely to Grand Marais in 3 hours. Traveling from Ely in July, expect nights in Grand Marais to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Duluth

— 9 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate and Split Rock Lighthouse will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lakewalk and Stoney Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Pine County History Museum (in Askov), McGregor (Rice Lake National Refuge & Savanna Portage State Park) and Two Harbors (Two Harbors Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, sample the tasty concoctions at Bent Paddle Brewing Company, examine the collection at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, and get advice or help at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Duluth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Winona

— 6 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get outdoors at National Eagle Center and Root River. Minnesota Marine Art Museum and LARK Toys will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Winona's surroundings by going to Rochester (Plummer House, Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery, &more), Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (in Austin) and Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery (in Spring Valley). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Winona National Bank, look for all kinds of wild species at Whitewater State Park, make a trip to The Fremont Store, and get a sense of history and politics at Winona County Courthouse.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Winona online trip planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Winona in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Winona are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Ulm

— 6 nights
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Popular historic sites such as Fort Ridgely and Pipestone National Monument are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Schell's and Jeffers Petroglyphs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Ulm: W.W. Mayo House (in Le Sueur), Round Lake Vineyards & Winery (in Round Lake) and Spomer Classics & Museum (in Worthington). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Indian Island Winery, examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, steep yourself in history at Ingalls' Homestead, and take in the history at Birch Coulee Battlefield.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Ulm route maker app.

Getting from Winona to New Ulm by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in New Ulm

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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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.