15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then cruise along Garvin Heights. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Niagara Cave, then pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, and then take an in-depth tour of Polish Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Winona road trip planning app .

Frankfurt, Germany to Winona is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Winona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

National Eagle Center, Niagara Cave, Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, stroll around Canal Park, and contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Duluth day trip planner .

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Winona in August, plan for slightly colder days in Duluth, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 7th (Fri), examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, admire the sheer force of High Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park, then hike along Honeymoon Bluff, and then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at International Wolf Center, get curious at North American Bear Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bear Head Lake State Park, explore the activities along Crane Lake, and then hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ely road trip site .

Getting from Grand Marais to Ely by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Crane Lake
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail

1
night
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stop by Thomsen's Greenhouse, stroll around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, then admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Clemens Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Cloud trip planner.

Drive from Ely to Saint Cloud in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ely in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Saint Cloud: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Thomsen's Greenhouse
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve ©
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis route planning site .

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in August, Minneapolis is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Candyland
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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