15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
New Ulm
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Duluth
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Popular historic sites such as Pipestone National Monument and Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting New Ulm side-trips: Round Lake Vineyards & Winery (in Round Lake), Indian Island Winery (in Janesville) and Sibley Park Zoo (in Mankato). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Schell's, learn about winemaking at Crow River Winery, and appreciate the history behind Hermann the German.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our New Ulm online route planner .

Columbus to New Ulm is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Columbus to New Ulm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Columbus in June; daily highs in New Ulm reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in New Ulm

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Round Lake Vineyards & Winery, Sibley Park Zoo, Pipestone National Monument, Mankato Brewery, Indian Island Winery
Highlights from your plan
Round Lake Vineyards & Winery ©
Round Lake Vineyards & Winery
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument
Sibley Park Zoo ©
Sibley Park Zoo

6
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Relax by the water at Park Point and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lakewalk and Two Harbors Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay) and Two Harbors (Agate Bay Beach, Castle Danger Brewery, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll around Canal Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Bent Paddle Brewing Company, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth vacation planner.

You can drive from New Ulm to Duluth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Ulm in June: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Onyx Beach
Highlights from your plan
Park Point ©
Park Point
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baker Park Reserve and Nickelodeon Universe. Visit Square Lake Park and Round Lake Park and Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get your game on at The Escape Game, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip website .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Square Lake Park, Baker Park Reserve, Round Lake Park and Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

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