15 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Minnesota visit planner

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Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Alexandria
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Alexandria
— 4 nights
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Nisswa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Saint Cloud
— 6 nights
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Houston

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Alexandria

— 4 nights
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Visiting Prairie Wetlands Learning Center and Geneva Golf Club will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Douglas County Historical Society capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Fergus Falls (Otto the Big Otter, Lincoln Avenue, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Kensington Runestone, get in on the family fun at Casey’s Amusement Park, do a tasting at Carlos Creek Winery, and explore the activities along Lake Le Homme Dieu.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alexandria trip itinerary planning app.

Houston to Alexandria is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for little chillier days in Alexandria, with highs around 66°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nisswa.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nisswa

— 4 nights
Nisswa is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Minnesota Military Museum and Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge and Cuyuna Mine Pits. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: stop by Loide' Oils & Vinegars, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paul Bunyan State Trail, fly down the slopes at Mount Ski Gull, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jack Pine Brewery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nisswa online day trip planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Nisswa by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Nisswa, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Nisswa

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Saint Cloud

— 6 nights
St. Museum-lovers will appreciate Linden Hill and Minnesota Fishing Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stearns History Museum and Charles Lindbergh House and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Cloud: Wild Woods Water Park (in Elk River), Little Falls (Pine Grove Zoo, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, &more) and Crow River Winery (in Hutchinson). There's much more to do: stroll through Beaver Islands Trail, browse the different shops at Crossroads Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Warner Lake Park, and admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint Cloud trip planner.

Getting from Nisswa to Saint Cloud by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips