11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip itinerary planner
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Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Bloomington
— 4 nights
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Kalamazoo


Bloomington — 4 nights

The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kids will enjoy SEA LIFE at Mall of America and Mall of America. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, admire the masterpieces at Walker Art Center, find something for the whole family at Lego Imagination Center, and admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bloomington online holiday planner.

Kalamazoo to Bloomington is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Bloomington. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Duluth.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Duluth — 4 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Bring the kids along to Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Gooseberry Falls State Park. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass, and stroll around Canal Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Duluth driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Bloomington to Duluth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bloomington in May: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 53°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rochester.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Rochester — 2 nights

Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. On the 2nd (Thu), stroll through National Eagle Center and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights City Park and then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rochester road trip tool.

You can fly from Duluth to Rochester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Duluth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Rochester: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.