11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Wabasha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Dammam

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and FlyOver America. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, get in on the family fun at Lego Imagination Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Minneapolis is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Dammam in January, things will get much colder in Minneapolis: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Candyland, Minnesota Zoo, Game Show Battle Rooms
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, don't miss a visit to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, then engage your brain at North American Bear Center, and finally hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ely road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Ely in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in January, with highs in Ely at -10°C and lows at -23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then stroll around Canal Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery.

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You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in January, things will get a bit warmer in Duluth: highs are around -6°C and lows about -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wabasha.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Wabasha

Wabasha ©
Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. On the 29th (Wed), examine the collection at LARK Toys, admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great River Bluffs State Park.

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Getting from Duluth to Wabasha by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wabasha are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wabasha

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Winona, LARK Toys
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys

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