12 days in Minnesota & Wisconsin Dells Itinerary

12 days in Minnesota & Wisconsin Dells Itinerary

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Two Harbors
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Grand Portage
— 1 night
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Ely
— 1 night
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Bemidji
— 1 night
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Rochester
— 2 nights
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Winona
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Your day by day itinerary now includes Snake River Fur Post. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Snake River Fur Post.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Two Harbors trip itinerary site.

New York City to Two Harbors is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get little chillier in Two Harbors: highs are around 71°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Snake River Fur Post ©
Snake River Fur Post

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Grand Portage

Grand Portage ©
Grand Portage is an unorganized territory in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the border with northwestern Ontario. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Portage road trip app.

Drive from Two Harbors to Grand Portage in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Two Harbors in June: highs in Grand Portage hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, then explore the activities along Bear Head Lake State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ely online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Portage to Ely takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ely are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park

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Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Sculpture Walk, explore the activities along Lake Bemidji State Park, then get curious at Headwaters Science Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Bemidji trip tool.

Getting from Ely to Bemidji by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rochester.

Things to do in Bemidji

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sculpture Walk ©
Sculpture Walk
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at SCascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center, make a trip to Gonda Building, then admire the masterpieces at Rochester Art Center, and finally tee off at Maple Valley Golf & Country Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at River Bend Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at LTS Brewing Company.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rochester online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bemidji to Rochester takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bemidji in June, Rochester is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
River Bend Nature Center ©
River Bend Nature Center
Maple Valley Golf & Country Club ©
Maple Valley Golf & Country Club

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Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary of the Angels Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Motherhouse, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great River Bluffs State Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Merchants Bank, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, then stroll around Lake Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sugar Loaf.

To find out how to plan a trip to Winona, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rochester to Winona in an hour. June in Winona sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Winona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Great River Bluffs State Park ©
Great River Bluffs State Park
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

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Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Step off the beaten path and head to International Crane Foundation and Carr Valley Cheese. Change things up with a short trip to Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area in Baraboo (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, get your game on at Dells Zombie Outbreak, learn about winemaking at Fawn Creek Winery, and stop by Capones Old Time Pic. Studio.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells route planner.

Getting from Winona to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum ©
H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum
Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area ©
Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation

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