10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Drive
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Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Winona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shakopee
— 1 night
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis

— 1 day

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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the activities along Lake Harriet, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bde Maka Ska, then grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Stone Arch Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis day trip planning site.

Boston to Minneapolis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston to Minneapolis, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

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 State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stroll through Enger Park, explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park, and stroll around Canal Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Duluth by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in May: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 53°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Winona

— 2 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Perrot State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, then admire the majestic nature at Great River Bluffs State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Winona route maker tool.

You can drive from Duluth to Winona in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Duluth in May; daily highs in Winona reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Shakopee.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shakopee

— 1 night
Shakopee is a city in and the county seat of Scott County, Minnesota. On the 1st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park, explore the galleries of Paisley Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Mystic Lake Casino and then try your luck at Canterbury Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shakopee vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Winona to Shakopee in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shakopee are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Shakopee

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

On the 2nd (Wed), stop by Candyland. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip tool.

Drive from Shakopee to Minneapolis in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.