11 days in Minnesota & Sanibel Island Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota & Sanibel Island Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Winona
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 30th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights City Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Winona day trip planning website.

Minneapolis to Winona is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. June in Winona sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, walk around Enger Park, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Winona in June, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

1
night
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Thomsen's Greenhouse, stroll through Beaver Islands Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Clemens Gardens.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Saint Cloud takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Duluth in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Cloud: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Thomsen's Greenhouse
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens

3
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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Minneapolis, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, browse the collection at Sanibel Public Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park, and look for gifts at Three Crafty Ladies.

Make your Sanibel Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Minneapolis to Sanibel Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Sanibel Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get a bit warmer in Sanibel Island: highs are around 91°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Island
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
J.N. ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse

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