17 days in Markham & Minnesota Itinerary

17 days in Markham & Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Markham
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Markham
— 2 nights
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Duluth
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eveleth
— 1 night
Drive
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Hibbing
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Paul
— 1 night
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Markham

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): do a tasting at Naked Mountain Winery & Vineyards, then do a tasting at Desert Rose Ranch & Winery, and then do a tasting at Rappahannock Cellars.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Markham travel planning app.

Portland to Markham is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Markham

Wineries

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 10th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Markham to Duluth with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Markham in April: highs in Duluth hover around 42°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Two Harbors

— 3 nights
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Step off the beaten path and head to Stoney Point and Baptism River. Escape the urban bustle at Tettegouche Trail and Houghton Falls Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse, hike along Hellacious Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock Loop Trail.

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You can drive from Duluth to Two Harbors in an hour. In April in Two Harbors, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Dockside Fish Market, immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, and then explore the activities along Poplar Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Gunflint Mercantile, play a few rounds at Superior National Golf Course, and then see the interesting displays at North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip builder tool.

You can drive from Two Harbors to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Two Harbors, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Marais, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, then don't miss a visit to Sheridan Street, and then explore the galleries of North American Bear Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Dorothy Molter Museum, examine the collection at International Wolf Center, and then trek along Bass Lake Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ely online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Grand Marais in April since evenings lows in Ely dip to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Eveleth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Eveleth

— 1 night
Eveleth is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 19th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Giant Loon, then take in panoramic vistas at Mineview in the Sky, and then see the interesting displays at U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eveleth holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Ely to Eveleth in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hibbing.

Things to do in Eveleth

Museums

Side Trip

Hibbing

— 1 night
Hibbing is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Bob Dylan's House, examine the collection at Greyhound Bus Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at McCarthy Beach State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hibbing trip planner.

Drive from Eveleth to Hibbing in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Hibbing are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Hibbing

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Cloud

— 1 night
St. On the 21st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Stearns History Museum, and then stroll around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint Cloud road trip planning website.

You can drive from Hibbing to Saint Cloud in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hibbing in April since evenings lows in Saint Cloud dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, then get a taste of the local shopping with Uptown, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip builder website.

Drive from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Saint Paul

— 1 night

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Northfield Historical Society, then learn about winemaking at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Phalen Beach.

Discover how to plan a Saint Paul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Saint Paul is very close to Minneapolis. In April, daytime highs in Saint Paul are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.