16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Winona
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Winona
— 2 nights
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Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Winona

Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Take a break from the city and head to Root River and Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Watkins Museum and Store. Explore Winona's surroundings by going to River Rats Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Sales (in Lanesboro) and LARK Toys (in Kellogg). It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Garvin Heights City Park and see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Winona online trip itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Winona is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Winona. In September, Winona is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Escape the urban bustle at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tettegouche State Park and Palisade Head. Step out of Two Harbors with an excursion to Shovel Point in Silver Bay--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Castle Danger Brewery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Two Harbors travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Winona to Two Harbors in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Winona in September: high temperatures in Two Harbors hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

2
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Ely

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the activities along Bear Head Lake State Park, go deep underground at Soudan Underground Mine, then shop like a local with Brandenburg Gallery, and finally stop by Piragis Northwoods Company. Keep things going the next day: get curious at North American Bear Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawishiwi Falls Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ely trip planning site.

Drive from Two Harbors to Ely in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Appreciate the collections at Grand Portage National Monument and Sivertson Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Cascade River State Park and Temperance River State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Marais: Oberg Mountain Loop (in Duluth) and High Falls (in Grand Portage). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, play a few rounds at Superior National Golf Course, enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, and delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais day trip website.

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ely in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Grand Marais. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

4
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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Summit Avenue and The Museum of Russian Art. Get in touch with nature at Kerfoot Canopy Tour and Minnehaha Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery (in Waconia), Minnesota's Largest Candy Store (in Jordan) and Northfield Historical Society (in Northfield). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pottery Museum of Red Wing and examine the collection at Red Wing Shoes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Marais in October, expect nights in Minneapolis to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.