15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Silver Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Grand Portage
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tettegouche State Park and Palisade Head. Take a break from the city and head to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves and Big Bay Town Park. Get out of town with these interesting Silver Bay side-trips: Bayfield (Brownstone Trail, Meyers Beach Sea Caves, & more) and Houghton Falls Nature Preserve (in Washburn). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Shovel Point, trek along Tettegouche Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Onyx Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Silver Bay online sightseeing planner .

Minneapolis to Silver Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Silver Bay at 73°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayfield, Big Bay Town Park, Palisade Head, Houghton Falls Nature Preserve, Tettegouche State Park
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Houghton Falls Nature Preserve ©
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
Shovel Point ©
Shovel Point

2
nights
Grand Portage

Grand Portage ©
Grand Portage is an unorganized territory in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the border with northwestern Ontario. On the 5th (Wed), explore the activities along Pigeon River, admire the sheer force of High Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument and then get outside with Points Unknown.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Portage holiday planning website .

Drive from Silver Bay to Grand Portage in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Points Unknown
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Points Unknown ©
Points Unknown
Pigeon River ©
Pigeon River

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temperance River State Park and Gunflint Trail. Get in touch with nature at Grand Portage State Forest and Cascade River State Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Poplar Lake, enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, do a tasting at North Shore Winery, and hike along Honeymoon Bluff.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais day trip app .

Drive from Grand Portage to Grand Marais in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lutsen, Gunflint Trail, Temperance River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park

2
nights
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, then trek along Superior Hiking Trail, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Castle Danger Brewery.

Before you visit Two Harbors, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Grand Marais to Two Harbors by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Escape the urban bustle at Amnicon Falls State Park and Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory and Brighton Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Ashland (Maslowski Beach & Soo Line 950). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Park Point Nature Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Willard Munger State Trail, and take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duluth attractions planner.

You can drive from Two Harbors to Duluth in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ashland, Amnicon Falls State Park, Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area ©
Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

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