11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Winona trip itinerary planning site .

New York City to Winona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Winona is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Winona dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, and then view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls, examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Marais travel site .

You can drive from Winona to Grand Marais in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Winona in June, expect Grand Marais to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

3
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Canal Park, and contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Duluth trip planning site .

Drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Duluth, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
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Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Step out of Bloomington with an excursion to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, have fun at Target Field, get your game on at The Escape Game, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Duluth to Bloomington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, Bloomington is somewhat warmer than Duluth - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Target Field ©
Target Field

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