10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Killeen
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Maple Grove
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Killeen

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage State Park) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bluff, and take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais day trip planner .

Killeen to Grand Marais is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Killeen in October: high temperatures in Grand Marais hover around 53°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Cascade River State Park, Temperance River State Park
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Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park, then don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Peace Pipe Vista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Itasca, then cruise along Wilderness Drive, and then get great views at Aiton Heights Fire Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lake Itasca attractions site .

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Lake Itasca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. October in Lake Itasca sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Gilbert Mansion.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids vacation tool .

Drive from Lake Itasca to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maple Grove.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chisholm, Greyhound Bus Museum
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Judy Garland Museum ©
Judy Garland Museum
Greyhound Bus Museum ©
Greyhound Bus Museum
Minnesota Discovery Center ©
Minnesota Discovery Center

1
night
Maple Grove

Maple Grove ©
Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the galleries of Paisley Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, then stop by Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, and finally stroll around Elm Creek Park Reserve. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Doris A. Kemp Park and then get your game on at Whirlyball Twin cities.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Maple Grove online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Maple Grove in 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Rapids in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Maple Grove: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 41°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maple Grove

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Chanhassen, Doris A. Kemp Park, Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
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Elm Creek Park Reserve ©
Elm Creek Park Reserve
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum ©
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Whirlyball Twin cities ©
Whirlyball Twin cities

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