14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Drive:  29​h 45​min
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
New Ulm
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  28​h 30​min
End: Jackson

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Split Rock Lighthouse and Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Lakewalk and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate are in your itinerary. Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Castle Danger Brewery & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Canal Park, take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, kick back and relax at Park Point, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery.

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

Jackson to Duluth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Jackson to Duluth is 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson in June, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dorothy Molter Museum, then deepen your understanding at International Wolf Center, and then identify plant and animal life at North American Bear Center.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ely day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: highs in Ely hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Ely

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Winona National Bank, admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then do a tasting at ELMARO Vineyard, and finally explore and take pictures at Garvin Heights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and finally do a tasting at Danzinger Vineyards.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Winona road trip planning site .

You can drive from Ely to Winona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ely in June, expect Winona to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Winona

Wineries Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Danzinger Vineyards, ELMARO Vineyard, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
ELMARO Vineyard ©
ELMARO Vineyard
Merchants Bank ©
Merchants Bank

1
night
New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Wanda Gag House, pause for some photo ops at Hermann the German, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Schell's, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort Ridgely.

You can plan New Ulm trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Winona to New Ulm in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in New Ulm can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in New Ulm

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Fort Ridgely
Highlights from your plan
Schell's ©
Schell's
Fort Ridgely ©
Fort Ridgely
Wanda Gag House ©
Wanda Gag House

4
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 Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Saint Paul and Basilica of St. Mary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Square Lake Park (in Stillwater) and Baker Park Reserve (in Maple Plain). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, tour the pleasant surroundings at Round Lake Park and Beach, admire the landmark architecture of U.S. Bank Stadium, and take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis online visit planner .

You can drive from New Ulm to Minneapolis in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Canterbury Park, Baker Park Reserve, Square Lake Park, Round Lake Park and Beach
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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