15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Minnesota trip planner

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Route & dates

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Ely
— 3 nights
2
Silver Bay
— 3 nights
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
4
Duluth
— 5 nights

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: engage your brain at North American Bear Center, stroll through Soudan Underground Mine, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, and hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ely tour planner.

Orlando to Ely is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Ely is colder than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough 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. Step out of Silver Bay with an excursion to Superior Hiking Trail in Two Harbors--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Shovel Point, stroll through Hellacious Overlook, and immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Silver Bay trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Ely to Silver Bay takes 1.5 hours. In June in Silver Bay, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Marais: Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, stroll through Honeymoon Bluff Trail, and learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Marais sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Silver Bay in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Marais, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can 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. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and stroll around Canal Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Duluth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Duluth, with lows of °F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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