15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

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15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Silver Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Duluth
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Orlando, Florida

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Ely is known for museums, childrens museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, and identify plant and animal life at International Wolf Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ely holiday planning website.

Orlando to Ely is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Ely due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Ely at 71°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

3
nights
Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Silver Bay is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Shovel Point, trek along Hellacious Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tettegouche Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Silver Bay trip planner.

Drive from Ely to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Silver Bay can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Palisade Head
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cascade River State Park, learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery, take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, and enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Silver Bay in June: highs in Grand Marais hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
When in Duluth, make a side trip to see Two Harbors Lighthouse in Two Harbors, approximately Two Harbors away. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, take in nature's colorful creations at Leif Erikson Park, examine the collection at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Duluth online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Duluth, with lows around 50°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Two Harbors Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park