15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

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


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, explore the galleries of International Wolf Center, get outside with Canadian Border Outfitters, and trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ely road trip planner.

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. In June, Ely is colder than Orlando - with highs of 71°F and lows of 48°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 Museums

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

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 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, explore the activities along Baptism River, stroll through Hellacious Overlook, and trek along Tettegouche Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, 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 69°F during the day and 46°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
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Shovel Point ©
Shovel Point

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: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, stroll through Honeymoon Bluff Trail, and learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, 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 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°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
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest


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. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, kick back and relax at Park Point, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Duluth trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Duluth. 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
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge