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
Drive
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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 Lake Le Homme Dieu and Prairie Wetlands Learning Center will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Legacy of the Lakes Museum and Otter Tail County Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Fergus Falls (Otto the Big Otter, Lincoln Avenue, &more). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Casey’s Amusement Park, do a tasting at Carlos Creek Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Copper Trail Brewing Co, and take an in-depth tour of Douglas County Historical Society.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in May: highs in Alexandria hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nisswa.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · 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 Paul Bunyan State Trail. 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, make a splash at Three Bear Waterpark & Craguns Laser Tag, tee off at Cragun's Legacy Courses, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Ski Gull.

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.
Outdoors · Parks · 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 A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Cloud: Crow River Winery (in Hutchinson), Wild Woods Water Park (in Elk River) and Little Falls (Pine Grove Zoo, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaver Island Brewing Company, play a few rounds at Riverside Park, browse the different shops at Crossroads Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Warner Lake Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud vacation app.

Traveling by car from Nisswa to Saint Cloud takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Cloud can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips