10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Winona
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Silver Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive

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Minneapolis

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake of the Isles and Candyland. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and take in the views from Wabasha Street Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis vacation builder site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Winona

Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Polish Museum and then cruise along Garvin Heights City Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Winona tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Winona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Winona are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk and then sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Duluth trip builder.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, Duluth is slightly colder than Winona - with highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Silver Bay

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the activities along Baptism River and then enjoy the sand and surf at Onyx Beach. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Silver Bay trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Duluth to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in May, you will find days in Silver Bay are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 12th (Wed), stop by Drury Lane Books and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Kettle. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Artists Point and then take a memorable tour with Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Silver Bay in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Marais: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.