14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Omaha

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 1st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at North American Bear Center, explore the galleries of International Wolf Center, and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ely trip planner .

Omaha to Ely is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect Ely to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Temperance River State Park, Soudan Underground Mine, Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kids will enjoy Park Point and Congdon Park. You'll explore and learn at Split Rock Lighthouse and S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in June, you will find days in Duluth are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

5
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'll get in some beach time at Baker Park Reserve and Round Lake Park and Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint Paul and Basilica of St. Mary. Go for a jaunt from Minneapolis to Stillwater to see Square Lake Park about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, and find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Duluth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Baker Park Reserve, Minnesota Zoo, Round Lake Park and Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then cruise along Garvin Heights, and then steep yourself in history at Plummer House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at LARK Toys, identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center, and then contemplate the long history of Mayowood Mansion.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester journey planner .

You can drive from Minneapolis to Rochester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rochester are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Winona, LARK Toys, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys

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