16 days in Jacksonville & Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Jacksonville & Minnesota Itinerary

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Jacksonville
— 5 nights
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Grand Marais
— 3 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Pipestone
— Few hours
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Walnut Grove
— 1 night
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Kellogg
— 2 nights

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duplin Winery and Cameron Art Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Poplar Grove Plantation and Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jacksonville: Southport (Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center & North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport) and Wilmington (Noni Bacca Winery, Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, &more). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial and stroll through Hammocks Beach State Park.

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Chicago to Jacksonville is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in April: high temperatures in Jacksonville hover around 74°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Duplin Winery ©
Duplin Winery
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens ©
Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens

3
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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get some cultural insight at Sivertson Gallery and North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Grand Portage National Monument and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. There's still lots to do: explore the wide array of goods at Lake Superior Trading Post, immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, take a memorable ride with Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort, and stop by Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Grand Marais day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jacksonville to Grand Marais. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to Grand Marais. Traveling from Jacksonville in April, things will get much colder in Grand Marais: highs are around 42°F and lows about 28°F. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ©
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum ©
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, then steep yourself in history at Dorothy Molter Museum, and then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Head Lake State Park and then see the interesting displays at U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ely, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Marais in May: highs in Ely hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame ©
U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Old Central School, steep yourself in history at Judy Garland Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Forest History Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids route maker tool.

Getting from Ely to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pipestone.

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
Old Central School ©
Old Central School

few
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Pipestone

Pipestone ©
Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Pipestone National Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pipestone trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Pipestone by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Pipestone when traveling from Grand Rapids in May, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Pipestone

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

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night
Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove ©
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Sod House on the Prairie and then see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Walnut Grove online tour planner.

Drive from Pipestone to Walnut Grove in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kellogg.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie

2
nights
Kellogg

Kellogg ©
Kellogg is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, along the Zumbro River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Barn Bluff, then examine the collection at Red Wing Shoes, and then steep yourself in history at Plummer House. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Pepin, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and then take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kellogg road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Walnut Grove to Kellogg takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kellogg are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kellogg

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Pepin ©
Lake Pepin
Winona County Historical Society ©
Winona County Historical Society
Plummer House ©
Plummer House

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