15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lutsen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Oslo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnehaha Park and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Do your shopping at Mall of America and Candyland. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have fun at Target Field, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis visit site .

Oslo, Norway to Minneapolis is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 2°C in Minneapolis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Candyland
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canal Park and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. Get outdoors at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Superior Hiking Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Shovel Point (in Silver Bay) and Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth road trip site .

Drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect Duluth to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lutsen.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Shovel Point, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

2
nights
Lutsen

Lutsen ©
Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, take some stellar pictures from Father Baraga's Cross, and then trek along Cascade River State Park. Keep things going the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails and then do a tasting at North Shore Winery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lutsen trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Duluth to Lutsen in 2 hours. In April in Lutsen, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Lutsen

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Schroeder, Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park
North Shore Winery ©
North Shore Winery

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get in touch with nature at National Eagle Center and Root River State Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka. When in Winona, make a side trip to see LARK Toys in Kellogg, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Garvin Heights, see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, and make a trip to The Fremont Store.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Winona travel route planning site .

Drive from Lutsen to Winona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Winona is a bit warmer than Lutsen - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Eagle Center, LARK Toys, Root River State Trail, The Fremont Store
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys

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