12 days in Minnesota & Athol Itinerary

12 days in Minnesota & Athol Itinerary

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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Park Rapids
— 1 night
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Saint Cloud
— 1 night
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Athol
— 3 nights
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Bloomington
— 3 nights

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Duluth

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Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Gooseberry Falls State Park about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enger Park, let the river carry you with Swiftwater Adventures, and walk around Canal Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Duluth trip planner.

Chicago to Duluth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Duluth is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Ely

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Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 27th (Thu), get curious at North American Bear Center, examine the collection at International Wolf Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ely trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in August, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Park Rapids.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

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Science Museum
North American Bear Center
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Specialty Museum
International Wolf Center
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Park Rapids

Park Rapids ©
Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to World's Largest Muskie, then get in on the family fun at Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at Character Challenge Course, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Aiton Heights Fire Tower.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Park Rapids trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Ely to Park Rapids in 4 hours. In August in Park Rapids, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Park Rapids

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at Thomsen's Greenhouse, then stroll around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, then take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Clemens Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud online trip planner.

You can drive from Park Rapids to Saint Cloud in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athol.

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Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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Athol

Athol ©
Athol is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Family-friendly places like Silverwood Theme Park and Lake Pend Oreille Cruises will thrill your kids. When in Athol, make a side trip to see Lake Pend Oreille in Hope, approximately Hope away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Farragut State Park, get in on the family fun at Triple Play Family Fun Park, and kick back and relax at Sandpoint City Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Athol trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint Cloud to Athol. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Saint Cloud to Athol. August in Athol sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Athol

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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State Park
Farragut State Park
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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Minneapolis Institute of Art make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, browse the different shops at Rybicki Cheese, take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athol to Bloomington. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Athol to Bloomington. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Athol in September since evenings lows in Bloomington dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Minnehaha Park
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Nickelodeon Universe
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