15 days in Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

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15 days in Redwood National Park, Grand Canyon National Park & Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Redwood National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Enderts Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park journey planning app .

Minneapolis to Redwood National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in May: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad Art Gallery, Arcata Community Forest
Highlights from your plan
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kolb Studio and Tusayan Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House) and Navajo Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Canyon National Park side-trips: Dinosaur Tracks (in Tuba City) and Marble Canyon (in Marble Canyon). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, hike along Hermit Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and stroll through Hermit Trail.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marble Canyon, Dinosaur Tracks, Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
day
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Judy Garland Museum and then contemplate the long history of Forest History Center.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Rapids in 27 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days in Grand Rapids, with highs around 63°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center
Judy Garland Museum ©
Judy Garland Museum

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 13th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Duluth Depot, then examine the collection at Lake Superior Railroad Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth trip site .

Drive from Grand Rapids to Duluth in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lake Superior Railroad Museum ©
Lake Superior Railroad Museum
The Duluth Depot ©
The Duluth Depot
Art in the Alley ©
Art in the Alley

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, look for gifts at Gunflint Mercantile, then view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Marais day trip app .

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Winona National Bank, then cruise along Garvin Heights, and then see the interesting displays at Lark Toys.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Winona trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Winona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Marais in May: high temperatures in Winona hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rochester, LARK Toys
Highlights from your plan
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys
Plummer House ©
Plummer House
Mayowood Mansion ©
Mayowood Mansion

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