14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
New Ulm
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Minneapolis
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Asheville

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Canal Park, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park, then stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Onyx Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip itinerary site .

Asheville to Duluth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Duluth. Traveling from Asheville in January, expect Duluth to be cooler, temps between 22°F and 7°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Onyx Beach, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

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 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Polish Museum, then steep yourself in history at Plummer House, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lanesboro Arts.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Winona trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Duluth to Winona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January, daily temperatures in Winona can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Austin, Lanesboro Arts, Plummer House
Highlights from your plan
Lanesboro Arts ©
Lanesboro Arts
Polish Museum ©
Polish Museum
Plummer House ©
Plummer House

1
night
New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sod House on the Prairie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Ulm online holiday planner .

You can drive from Winona to New Ulm in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°F in January, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New Ulm

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sod House on the Prairie, Fort Ridgely
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Fort Ridgely ©
Fort Ridgely
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie
Wanda Gag House ©
Wanda Gag House

9
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You've added Landmark Center, Minneapolis Farmers Market, Uptown, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum. Do your shopping at Mall of America and Northfield Arts Guild. Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Northfield Historical Society in Northfield, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of James J. Hill House, get engrossed in the history at American Swedish Institute, buy something for everyone on your list at Rybicki Cheese, and examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis holiday maker site .

Getting from New Ulm to Minneapolis by car takes about 2 hours. January in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 9°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Northfield
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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