16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Marseille
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Grand Portage
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bemidji
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Marseille

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 13th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, see the interesting displays at LARK Toys, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Whitewater State Park and then take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights.

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Marseille, France to Winona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Marseille to Winona, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Winona is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Winona

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

National Eagle Center, Whitewater State Park, LARK Toys
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National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Whitewater State Park ©
Whitewater State Park

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the sheer force of High Falls, admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park, and then examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument.

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You can drive from Winona to Grand Portage in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Winona in August, expect Grand Portage to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Soudan Underground Mine and Temperance River State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Ely: Cascade River State Park (in Lutsen) and Vermilion Falls (in Orr). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Dorothy Molter Museum, don't miss a visit to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, and trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ely attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Grand Portage to Ely takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade River State Park, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Temperance River State Park, Soudan Underground Mine, Vermilion Falls
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Appreciate the collections at Split Rock Lighthouse and S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lakewalk and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. When in Duluth, make a side trip to see Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Duluth online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ely to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Ely in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

2
nights
Bemidji

Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), hike along Rabideau CCC camp and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, get to know the fascinating history of Sculpture Walk, and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bemidji day trip planning website .

Getting from Duluth to Bemidji by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Duluth in August since evenings lows in Bemidji dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Bemidji

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rabideau CCC camp, Itasca State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Let the collections at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum capture your imagination. Visit Cathedral of Saint Paul and Basilica of St. Mary for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Mall of America, have fun at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Bemidji to Minneapolis with the Route module. Traveling from Bemidji in August, expect Minneapolis to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Mall of America
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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