7 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Minnesota trip planner

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Brainerd
— 3 nights
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 1 night
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Brainerd

— 3 nights
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Brainerd: Mille Lacs Kathio State Park (in Onamia) and Little Falls (Pine Grove Zoo, Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, &more). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari North, look for gifts at Loide' Oils & Vinegars, tee off at The Classic at Madden's Golf Course, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jack Pine Brewery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brainerd vacation builder app.

Hibbing to Brainerd is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Hibbing in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brainerd, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Brainerd

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Alexandria

— 2 nights
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. On the 5th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Big Ole Viking Statue, then learn more about the world around you at Runestone Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Lakes Museum, and finally hike along Central Lakes Trail. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Casey’s Amusement Park, learn about winemaking at Carlos Creek Winery, and then see the interesting displays at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Brainerd to Alexandria takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Alexandria are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Trails

Saint Cloud

— 1 night
St. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): play a few rounds at Riverside Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Beaver Island Brewing Company.

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You can drive from Alexandria to Saint Cloud in 1.5 hours. In July in Saint Cloud, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries