14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Bemidji
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hovland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Chain of Lakes, then identify plant and animal life at French Regional Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Mary. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and then immerse yourself in nature at Willow River State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Minneapolis. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

French Regional Park, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Willow River State Park
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Willow River State Park ©
Willow River State Park
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Mississippi Headwaters and then explore the activities along Lake Itasca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox Statues, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Bemidji trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minneapolis to Bemidji. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in September; daily highs in Bemidji reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bemidji

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Itasca
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Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters. Family-friendly places like North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, hike along Bass Lake Trail, stroll through Trezona Trail, and get outside with Voyageur North Outfitters.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ely custom trip planner.

You can drive from Bemidji to Ely in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hovland.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

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nights
Hovland

Hovland ©
Hovland is an unincorporated community in Cook County, Minnesota, United States.The community is located on Chicago Bay of the North Shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get outside with Points Unknown, then immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, and then stop by Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Lutsen Mountains and then tee off at Superior National Golf Course.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hovland vacation planner.

Getting from Ely to Hovland by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hovland can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Hovland

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Lutsen, Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Points Unknown ©
Points Unknown

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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Tettegouche Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Houghton Falls Nature Preserve and Hauser's Superior View Orchard. Venture out of the city with trips to Baptism River (in Silver Bay) and Moose Lake State Park (in Moose Lake). There's still lots to do: hike along Split Rock Loop Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellacious Overlook.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Two Harbors custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hovland to Two Harbors takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Two Harbors can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Bay, Hauser's Superior View Orchard, Split Rock Loop Trail, Houghton Falls Nature Preserve, Moose Lake State Park
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Houghton Falls Nature Preserve ©
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
Moose Lake State Park ©
Moose Lake State Park
Baptism River ©
Baptism River

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