14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at International Wolf Center, explore the galleries of North American Bear Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Vermilion Falls, then explore the activities along Crane Lake, and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ely trip itinerary maker site.

Philadelphia to Ely is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Ely due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Ely hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Vermilion Falls, Crane Lake
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Marais: Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, explore the activities along Temperance River, hike along Honeymoon Bluff, and stroll through Cascade River State Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Marais vacation builder app.

Getting from Ely to Grand Marais by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Temperance River, Cascade River State Park, Temperance River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth road trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Duluth are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Polish Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, and then cruise along Garvin Heights City Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rochester itinerary planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Rochester in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rochester are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Winona, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Bloomington is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, stop by Candyland, and have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bloomington trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rochester to Bloomington by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Candyland, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

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