10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Paul
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Edmonton

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, admire the natural beauty at Leif Erikson Park, explore and take pictures at Enger Park, and see the interesting displays at Canal Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth journey planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Duluth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Duluth, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

4
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Change things up with a short trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, stroll around Minnehaha Park, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

Start your trip to Saint Paul by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Duluth to Saint Paul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Duluth in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Paul: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Candyland, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): cruise along Garvin Heights, admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then make a trip to Gonda Building, and finally pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at Quarry Hill Nature Center and then identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rochester road trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Paul to Rochester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rochester are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Winona, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

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