15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rochester
— 3 nights
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Dubai International Airport

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Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, don't miss a visit to Canal Park, walk around Enger Park, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

Make your Duluth itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Duluth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Duluth at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, then admire the sheer force of High Falls, and then take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, and then head outdoors with Artists Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Marais trip planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In May in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 5 nights

The City of Lakes

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: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, admire the natural beauty at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online trip maker.

Drive from Grand Marais to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in May, expect Minneapolis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rochester.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Rochester

— 3 nights
Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Winona (Winona County Historical Society, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, admire the striking features of Gonda Building, get to know the resident critters at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, and gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rochester trip maker.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Rochester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.