17 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Two Harbors Itinerary

17 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Two Harbors Itinerary

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17 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Two Harbors Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Two Harbors
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tamarack Nature Center and then explore the activities along Lake Nokomis. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, then don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Minneapolis is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in June; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tamarack Nature Center
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Tamarack Nature Center ©
Tamarack Nature Center
Lake of the Isles ©
Lake of the Isles
Lake Nokomis
Lake Nokomis

5
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jay Cooke State Park and Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory. Visiting Amnicon Falls State Park and Park Point Nature Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Banning State Park (in Sandstone), Pattison State Park (in Superior) and Houghton Falls Nature Preserve (in Washburn). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Willard Munger State Trail, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Congdon Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hawk Ridge.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth day trip planning site .

Drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Banning State Park, Pattison State Park, Amnicon Falls State Park, Jay Cooke State Park, Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
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Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve ©
Houghton Falls Nature Preserve
Jay Cooke State Park ©
Jay Cooke State Park

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Palisade Head. Take a break from the city and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park and Shovel Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Two Harbors: Ely (North American Bear Center & Bass Lake Trail) and Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tettegouche Trail, stroll through Superior Hiking Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point, and browse the exhibits of Split Rock Lighthouse.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Two Harbors trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Two Harbors takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in June, you will find days in Two Harbors are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Silver Bay, Ely, Palisade Head
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Shovel Point ©
Shovel Point
Palisade Head ©
Palisade Head

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cave and Red Cedar State Trail. Escape the urban bustle at St. Anthony Falls and FAWN DOE ROSA Wildlife Educational Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascade Falls (in Osceola) and Stillwater Lift Bridge (in Stillwater). See even more of Minneapolis: take a memorable drive along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, stroll around Mill Ruins Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip maker tool .

You can fly from Two Harbors to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Two Harbors in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascade Falls, FAWN DOE ROSA Wildlife Educational Park, Red Cedar State Trail, Crystal Cave, Stillwater Lift Bridge
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Loring Park ©
Loring Park
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
FAWN DOE ROSA Wildlife Educational Park ©

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