10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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10 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Wabasha
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnehaha Park and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, enjoy some diversion at Target Field, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and get your game on at FlyOver America.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary planning app .

Kansas City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in March, expect Minneapolis to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°F and 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Hawk Ridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Superior Hiking Trail). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Duluth sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 20°F, while days are little chillier, around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Room Escape Games
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Giants Ridge Recreation Area.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Ely road trip website .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in March, with lows around 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Giants Ridge Recreation Area
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Giants Ridge Recreation Area ©
Giants Ridge Recreation Area

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, stroll through Pincushion Mountain Trail System, and then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais online road trip planner .

Getting from Ely to Grand Marais by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ely in March since evenings lows in Grand Marais dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wabasha.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Cascade River State Park
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Pincushion Mountain Trail System ©
Pincushion Mountain Trail System
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse

1
day
Wabasha

Wabasha ©
Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. On the 31st (Sun), stroll through Coffee Mill Ski Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Wabasha trip planner .

Getting from Grand Marais to Wabasha by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. While traveling from Grand Marais, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wabasha, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wabasha

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

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