10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip planner

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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Coon Rapids
— 1 day
Drive
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Little Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Rapids
Drive
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International Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Ely
— 1 night
Drive
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Silver Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Duluth
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Minneapolis

— 1 night

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.
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder.

Portland to Minneapolis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Portland to Minneapolis. In June, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Coon Rapids.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Coon Rapids

— 1 day
Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and is the largest city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Springbrook Nature Center and then make a splash at Bunker Beach Water Park.

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Coon Rapids is just a short distance from Minneapolis. In June in Coon Rapids, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Little Falls.

Things to do in Coon Rapids

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Little Falls

— 2 nights
Little Falls is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States, near the geographic center of the state. To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Little Falls road trip tool.

Getting from Coon Rapids to Little Falls by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coon Rapids in June since evenings lows in Little Falls dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Little Falls

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Judy Garland Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Gilbert Mansion.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Little Falls to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to International Falls.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Historic Sites

International Falls

— 1 night
International Falls is a city in and the county seat of Koochiching County, Minnesota, United States. To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the International Falls online journey planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to International Falls in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in International Falls can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ely.

Things to do in International Falls

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Voyageurs National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ely day trip tool.

You can drive from International Falls to Ely in 2.5 hours. In June in Ely, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Silver Bay

— 2 nights
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. On the 18th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Shovel Point, immerse yourself in nature at Tettegouche State Park, then kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, then hike along Hellacious Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Onyx Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Silver Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Ely to Silver Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Silver Bay can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Duluth.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 19th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Duluth tour planning tool.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Duluth in 1.5 hours. In June in Duluth, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of St. Anthony Falls and then examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Duluth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.