60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  6​h
Mankato
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Red Wing
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Winona
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
Duluth
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Grand Marais
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ely
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bemidji
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alexandria
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Saint Cloud
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Minneapolis
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Dallas

4
days
Mankato

Mankato ©
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the State of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Mankato side-trips: New Ulm (Beer Tastings & Tours, August Schell Brewery, & more), Green Giant Statue Park (in Blue Earth) and Myre-Big Island State Park (in Albert Lea). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Minneopa State Park, meet the residents at Sibley Park Zoo, get your game on at Wow! Zone, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Red Jacket Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mankato travel planner.

Dallas to Mankato is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, Mankato is colder than Dallas - with highs of 43°F and lows of 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Red Wing.

Things to do in Mankato

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

New Ulm, Green Giant Statue Park, Myre-Big Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sibley Park Zoo ©
Sibley Park Zoo
Myre-Big Island State Park ©
Myre-Big Island State Park
Wow! Zone ©
Wow! Zone

6
days
Red Wing

Red Wing ©
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, on the Mississippi River. Venture out of the city with trips to Hastings (Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota & Afton State Park), Nerstrand Big Woods State Park (in Nerstrand) and Cannon River Winery (in Cannon Falls). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Crystal Cave, stroll through Colvill Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pepin, and explore the striking landscape at Barn Bluff.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Red Wing itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mankato to Red Wing takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Red Wing are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Red Wing

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cannon Falls, Hastings, Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, Mystic Lake Casino, Red Cedar State Trail
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota ©
Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park ©
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

6
days
Winona

Winona
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Winona side-trips: LARK Toys (in Kellogg), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Root River (in Lanesboro). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Grandad Bluff, contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, hike along Sugar Loaf, and learn about winemaking at Elmaro Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Winona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Red Wing to Winona by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Winona, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Crosse, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, Root River, National Eagle Center, Elmaro Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
National Eagle Center
National Eagle Center
Grandad Bluff ©
Grandad Bluff
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park ©

7
days
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, & more). There's lots more to do: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and explore and take pictures at Duluth Huskies at Wade Stadium.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth itinerary builder.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Winona in November, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 27°F, while days are little chillier, around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

6
days
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Marais: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, Pigeon River, & more), Lutsen (Lutsen Mountains & Superior National Golf Course) and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves (in Bayfield). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, look for gifts at Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin, explore and take pictures at Grand Marais Art Colony, and take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Lutsen, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, Temperance River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park

6
days
Ely

Ely
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ely: McCarthy Beach State Park (in Side Lake) and Giant Loon (in Virginia). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, make a trip to Sheridan Street, examine the collection at International Wolf Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ely holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ely, with lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Giant Loon, McCarthy Beach State Park, Soudan Underground Mine State Park, Tettegouche State Park
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center
North American Bear Center
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips

5
days
Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County, in North West Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bemidji: Lake Itasca (Mississippi Headwaters & Itasca State Park), Forest History Center (in Grand Rapids) and Paul Bunyan State Trail (in Brainerd). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Leech Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Lake Bemidji State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bemidji travel planner.

You can drive from Ely to Bemidji in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Itasca, Forest History Center, Leech Lake, Deacon's Lodge Golf Course, Paul Bunyan State Trail
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Deacon's Lodge Golf Course ©
Deacon's Lodge Golf Course
Lake Bemidji State Park
Lake Bemidji State Park

6
days
Alexandria

Alexandria
Alexandria is a city in Minnesota and the county seat of, Douglas County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Alexandria's surroundings by going to Glendalough State Park (in Battle Lake), World's Largest Prairie Chicken (in Rothsay) and Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Glacial Lakes State Park, pause for some photo ops at Kensington Runestone, contemplate the long history of Phelps Mill, and stroll through Central Lakes Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria vacation planner.

You can drive from Bemidji to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glendalough State Park, Phelps Mill, Chahinkapa Zoo, Glacial Lakes State Park, Maplewood State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chahinkapa Zoo
Chahinkapa Zoo
Glacial Lakes State Park
Glacial Lakes State Park
Glendalough State Park ©
Glendalough State Park

6
days
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Cloud: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post (in Onamia), Father Hennepin State Park (in Isle) and Brainerd (Safari North, Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Marcus Parkwood Theatre, don't miss a visit to Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, and see the interesting displays at Veit Automotive Foundation Educational Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Cloud vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to Saint Cloud takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saint Cloud can reach 25°F, while at night they dip to 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Brainerd, Monticello, Waite Park, Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Veit Automotive Foundation Educational Museum
Highlights from your plan
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Father Hennepin State Park ©
Father Hennepin State Park
Lake Maria State Park ©
Lake Maria State Park

7
days
Minneapolis

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.
Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, don't miss a visit to Mill City Museum, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis vacation trip planner.

Getting from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 14°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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