16 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Minnesota tour planner

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Fly to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Drive to Red Wing
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Red Wing
— 4 nights
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Winona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Harmony
— 1 night
Drive
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Mankato
— 3 nights
Drive
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Walnut Grove
— 1 night
Drive
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Pipestone
— 2 nights
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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Red Wing

— 4 nights
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the upper Mississippi River. Venture out of the city with trips to Northfield (Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College, Northfield Historical Society, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Colvill Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pepin, hike along Cannon Valley Trail, and see the interesting displays at Red Wing Shoes.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Red Wing trip builder.

Phoenix to Red Wing is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Red Wing. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Red Wing hover around 82°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Winona.

Things to do in Red Wing

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Winona

— 4 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Change things up with these side-trips from Winona: LARK Toys (in Kellogg) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Winona County Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, and explore the striking landscape at Great River Bluffs State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Winona tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Red Wing to Winona takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Winona are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Harmony.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Harmony

— 1 night
Harmony is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): Head underground at Forestville Mystery Cave State Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Niagara Cave.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Harmony trip maker tool.

You can drive from Winona to Harmony in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mankato.

Things to do in Harmony

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mankato

— 3 nights
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mankato: Green Giant Statue Park (in Blue Earth) and New Ulm (Glockenspiel, Schell's, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Minneopa State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Red Jacket Trail, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sibley Park Zoo.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mankato tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Harmony to Mankato in 2.5 hours. July in Mankato sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in Mankato

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Walnut Grove

— 1 night
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. On the 30th (Fri), stop by Plum Creek, contemplate the long history of Ingalls' Homestead, and then see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Walnut Grove tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mankato to Walnut Grove in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pipestone.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites · Museums
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Pipestone

— 2 nights
Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. On the 31st (Sat), learn about all things military at Herried Military Museum, admire the majestic nature at Blue Mounds State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Spomer Classics & Museum. On the next day, hike along Circle Trail, pause for some photo ops at Pipestone National Monument, and then look for gifts at Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers.

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Getting from Walnut Grove to Pipestone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Pipestone, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pipestone

Parks · Museums · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips