14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Eden Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bemidji
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Appreciate the collections at Red Wing Shoes and Mill City Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minneopa State Park and Basilica of St. Mary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip site .

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Eden Valley.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Red Wing Shoes, Minneopa State Park, Summit Avenue
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Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes
The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art

1
night
Eden Valley

Eden Valley ©
Eden Valley is a city in Meeker and Stearns counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hit the slopes at Powder Ridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Meeker County Historical Society Museum & G.A.R. Hall, and then explore and take pictures at A Maze'n Farmyard.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Eden Valley trip builder app .

Drive from Minneapolis to Eden Valley in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in July since evenings lows in Eden Valley dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Eden Valley

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall, Powder Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Powder Ridge ©
Powder Ridge
A Maze'n Farmyard ©
A Maze'n Farmyard

2
nights
Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. On the 11th (Thu), hike along Rabideau CCC camp, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Bemidji State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Sculpture Walk, and finally make a trip to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then explore the activities along Leech Lake.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bemidji trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Eden Valley to Bemidji in 3.5 hours. July in Bemidji sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bemidji

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Walker, Rabideau CCC camp
Highlights from your plan
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dorothy Molter Museum and Soudan Underground Mine. Step out of the city life by going to Kawishiwi Falls Trail and Bear Head Lake State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ely: Crane Lake (Vermilion Gorge Trail & Vermilion Falls) and Vermilion Falls (in Orr). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at North American Bear Center, view the masterpieces at Brandenburg Gallery, and deepen your understanding at International Wolf Center.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ely visit website .

Drive from Bemidji to Ely in 3.5 hours. July in Ely sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Crane Lake, Vermilion Falls, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, then trek along Cascade River State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Marais tour builder app .

Drive from Ely to Grand Marais in 3 hours. When traveling from Ely in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Grand Marais: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park
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Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

3
nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Two Harbors Lighthouse and Split Rock Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Superior Hiking Trail. When in Two Harbors, make a side trip to see Onyx Beach in Silver Bay, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, and grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Two Harbors vacation planner .

Getting from Grand Marais to Two Harbors by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in July, expect nights in Two Harbors to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Onyx Beach, Tettegouche State Park, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse

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