10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Grand Marais
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Silver Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Moorhead
— 2 nights
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Drive to Hector International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Minnetonka
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Minnetonka
— 2 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Accra

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Grand Marais — 2 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cast your line with Joe's Inland Fishing, indulge in some personalized pampering at LutZen Massage Studios, and then don't miss a visit to Beaver House. Keep things going the next day: hike along Cascade River State Park, take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, and then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais tour itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Grand Marais is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Accra to Grand Marais, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Accra in January, with highs in Grand Marais at -5°C and lows at -16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Silver Bay.
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Silver Bay — 1 night

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Tettegouche Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Silver Bay attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in January, Silver Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moorhead.
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Moorhead — 2 nights

Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota. On the 25th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Junkyard Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to World's Largest Prairie Chicken and then get to know the resident critters at Chahinkapa Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moorhead online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Silver Bay to Moorhead takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Moorhead, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minnetonka.
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Minnetonka — 2 nights

Minnetonka is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, eight miles (13 km) west of Minneapolis. On the 27th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at The Marsh, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ridgedale Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, then browse the exhibits of Paisley Park, and then look for gifts at General Store of Minnetonka.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Minnetonka planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moorhead to Minnetonka. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Moorhead in January since evenings lows in Minnetonka dip to -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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