10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Two Harbors
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Saint Paul
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chicago

4
nights
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Art in the Alley and 3M Dwan Musem will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Soudan Underground Mine and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Two Harbors: Silver Bay (Onyx Beach & Shovel Point), Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay) and Kawishiwi Falls Trail (in Ely). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse, Head underground at Meyers Beach Sea Caves, admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park, and hike along Tettegouche Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Two Harbors trip planner .

Chicago to Two Harbors is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Two Harbors to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Bay, Duluth, Tettegouche State Park, Meyers Beach Sea Caves, Palisade Head
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Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Shovel Point ©
Shovel Point

2
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
You've now added St. Paul Gangster Tour to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Raptor Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Snelling State Park, and finally see the top attractions with St. Paul Gangster Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Gateway Trail, then explore the venue of Landmark Center, then stop by Candyland, and finally get advice or help at Hmong Cultural Center.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saint Paul trip maker .

Take a bus from Two Harbors to Saint Paul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Candyland, Mill Ruins Park
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Fort Snelling State Park ©
Fort Snelling State Park
Candyland ©
Candyland
Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): Head underground at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, admire all the interesting features of Old Hwy 61, and then learn about winemaking at ELMARO Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society, examine the collection at Winona National Bank, then contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, and finally take an in-depth tour of Polish Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Winona trip planner .

Drive from Saint Paul to Winona in 2 hours. October in Winona sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

ELMARO Vineyard, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park ©
Polish Museum ©
Polish Museum
Winona County Historical Society ©
Winona County Historical Society

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