59 days in Minnesota Itinerary

59 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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59 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Winona
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Bemidji
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Soudan
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Duluth
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Saint Cloud
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Minneapolis
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Dallas

8
days
Winona

Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Bring the kids along to National Eagle Center and LARK Toys. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winona: Niagara Cave (in Harmony), Preston (Historic Forestville & Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park) and LARK Carousel (in Kellogg). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, explore and take pictures at Old Hwy 61, immerse yourself in nature at John Latsch State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Winona online itinerary creator.

Dallas to Winona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Winona hover around 27°F and lows are around 12°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Byron.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lanesboro, Kellogg, Preston, National Eagle Center, Niagara Cave
Highlights from your plan
National Eagle Center
Great River Bluffs State Park

7
days
Byron

Byron is a city in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States, approximately 5 miles west of Rochester on U.S. Bring the kids along to Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Byron side-trips: Hormel Historic Home (in Austin), Frontenac State Park (in Frontenac) and Red Wing (Flower Valley Vineyard, Lake Pepin, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assisi Heights Spirituality Center, contemplate the long history of Plummer House, and play a few rounds at Maple Valley Golf & Country Club.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Byron trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winona to Byron takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Winona in January, with highs in Byron at 22°F and lows at 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Byron

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochester, Red Wing, Austin, Myre-Big Island State Park, Frontenac State Park
Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Frontenac State Park

8
days
Bemidji

Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County, in North West Minnesota, United States. Kids will enjoy Big Bog State Recreation Area and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bemidji: Lake Itasca (Mississippi Headwaters & Itasca State Park), Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze (in Pequot Lakes) and Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Scenic State Park, try to win big at Shooting Star Casino, meet the residents at Paul Bunyan's Animal Land, and do a tasting at Forestedge Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bemidji vacation builder.

Explore your travel options from Byron to Bemidji with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Bemidji can reach 18°F, while at night they dip to 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Soudan.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Itasca, Deacon's Lodge Golf Course, Shooting Star Casino, Forestedge Winery, Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park
Big Bog State Recreation Area
Deacon's Lodge Golf Course

8
days
Soudan

Soudan is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Breitung Township, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Family-friendly places like North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Marais (Sivertson Gallery, Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin, & more), Lutsen (Cascade River State Park & Lutsen Mountains) and Rainy Lake (in Voyageurs National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Head Lake State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and glide peacefully along the water with Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Soudan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bemidji to Soudan takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Soudan can reach 17°F, while at night they dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Soudan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ely, Grand Marais, Lutsen, McCarthy Beach State Park, Rainy Lake
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park
North American Bear Center
Bear Head Lake State Park

9
days
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Bring the kids along to Park Point and Spirit Mountain. Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Superior Hiking Trail, Gooseberry Falls State Park, & more). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, see the interesting displays at William A Irvin Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and admire the majestic nature at Jay Cooke State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Duluth travel planner.

Getting from Soudan to Duluth by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Soudan in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°F in Duluth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Carlton
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Superior Hiking Trail
Park Point

8
days
Saint Cloud

St. Family-friendly places like Glacial Lakes State Park and Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge will thrill your kids. Explore Saint Cloud's surroundings by going to A Maze'n Farmyard (in Eden Valley), Lake Maria State Park (in Monticello) and Brainerd (Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Legacy at Cragun's, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Glendalough State Park, don't miss a visit to Minnesota Twine Ball, and learn about winemaking at Carlos Creek Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Cloud travel planner.

Getting from Duluth to Saint Cloud by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Brainerd, Father Hennepin State Park, Glacial Lakes State Park, Lake Maria State Park, Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Munsinger Gardens
Glendalough State Park
Glacial Lakes State Park

9
days
Minneapolis

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.
Kids will enjoy Nickelodeon Universe and Science Museum of Minnesota. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota (in Hastings) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Calhoun, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Minnesota Zoo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Minneapolis itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint Cloud in February since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Minnesota Zoo, Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Nickelodeon Universe
Target Field

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