11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. In February in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 10°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Game Show Battle Rooms, Candyland
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

2
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 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Fremont Store, stroll around Lake Park, then admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then examine the collection at Winona National Bank, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then cruise along Old Hwy 61.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Winona trip planner.

Drive from Minneapolis to Winona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Fremont Store, National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stroll around Canal Park, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and grab your bike and head to Mission Creek Bike Trails.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth online tour planner.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Winona, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 34°F to lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at International Wolf Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and then trek along Trezona Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Soudan Underground Mine, then make a trip to Listening Point, and then ski along the peaceful trails at Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails.

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Drive from Duluth to Ely in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

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