11 days in Duluth, Grand Marais & Grand Portage Itinerary

11 days in Duluth, Grand Marais & Grand Portage Itinerary

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Duluth
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
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Grand Portage
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Duluth

— 4 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kids will enjoy Gooseberry Falls State Park and Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. We've included these beaches for you: Park Point and Brighton Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Bayfield (Apostle Islands Booksellers, Spas, &more) and Two Harbors (Agate Bay Beach & Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Willard Munger State Trail, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, and examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Duluth day trip planning tool.

Rochester to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Duluth is a bit cooler than Rochester - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 3 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): cast your line with Joe's Inland Fishing and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Marais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in June, Grand Marais is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Portage

— 3 nights
Grand Portage is an unorganized territory in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the border with northwestern Ontario. Escape the urban bustle at High Falls and Points Unknown. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Grand Portage State Park, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pigeon River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Portage tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Grand Portage in an hour. In June in Grand Portage, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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