11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Saint Paul
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Portland

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 2nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, examine the collection at LARK Toys, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Houston Nature Center, get a new perspective on nature at International Owl Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights.

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Portland to Winona is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Winona is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Bring the kids along to Park Point and Congdon Park. Step out of Duluth with an excursion to Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Winona to Duluth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Winona in May, expect Duluth to be little chillier, temps between 53°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Park Point ©
Park Point
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

5
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Minnesota Zoo. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, take an in-depth tour of Science Museum of Minnesota, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint Paul online trip planner .

You can take a bus from Duluth to Saint Paul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Duluth in May; daily highs in Saint Paul reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Minnesota Zoo
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Target Field ©
Target Field
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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