15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 6 nights
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Duluth
— 5 nights
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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), Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (in Austin) and Winona (Garvin Heights City Park & Minnesota Marine Art Museum). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Quarry Hill Nature Center, don't miss a visit to The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, and admire the striking features of Gonda Building.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rochester tour planner.

New York City to Rochester is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November, Rochester is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rochester

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen) and Washington County Historic Courthouse (in Stillwater). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, browse the different shops at Mall of America, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Rochester to Minneapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Duluth

— 5 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 & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Enger Park, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Duluth online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 26°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.