16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  8​h
1
Two Harbors
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Tampa, Florida

4
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Two Harbors: Duluth (Aerial Lift Bridge, Enger Park and Tower, & more). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, contemplate the long history of Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate, and hike along Superior Hiking Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Two Harbors travel itinerary planner.

Tampa to Two Harbors is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Tampa, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Two Harbors, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Duluth
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Step out of Ely with an excursion to Cascade River State Park in Lutsen--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, examine the collection at International Wolf Center, identify plant and animal life at North American Bear Center, and trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ely vacation planner.

You can drive from Two Harbors to Ely in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ely can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade River State Park, Soudan Underground Mine
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Step out of Winona with an excursion to National Eagle Center in Wabasha--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, immerse yourself in nature at Great River Bluffs State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Winona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Winona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ely in September, things will get a bit warmer in Winona: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

National Eagle Center
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National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Great River Bluffs State Park ©
Great River Bluffs State Park
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

5
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.
When in Minneapolis, make a side trip to see Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota in Hastings, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, enjoy some diversion at Target Field, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and stroll through Minnesota Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis itinerary builder.

Getting from Winona to Minneapolis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo, Valleyfair, Extreme Sandbox
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
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