18 days in Albert Lea & Minneapolis Itinerary

18 days in Albert Lea & Minneapolis Itinerary

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18 days in Albert Lea & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Stavanger
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Albert Lea
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Minneapolis
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Stavanger

7
nights
Albert Lea

Albert Lea ©
Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County, in the southeastern part of the State of Minnesota. Get some cultural insight at Grotto of the Redemption and Stockman House Museum. Music Man Square and Historic Park Inn Hotel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Albert Lea: Indian Island Winery (in Janesville), Reconciliation Park (in Mankato) and New Ulm (Schell's & Wanda Gag House). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Train Wreck Winery, explore the ancient world of Jeffers Petroglyphs, stop by Sweet Reads, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Brown Church in the Vale.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albert Lea travel planner .

Stavanger, Norway to Albert Lea is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stavanger to Albert Lea, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stavanger in September: highs in Albert Lea hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Albert Lea

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Austin, Mason City, New Ulm, Algona, Indian Island Winery
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Grotto of the Redemption ©
Grotto of the Redemption
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel

10
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Minneapolis Institute of Art and Mill City Museum. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint Paul and Basilica of St. Mary. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Hastings (Historic Downtown Hastings & Hastings Dairy Store) and Square Lake Park (in Stillwater). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, take a stroll through Mississippi Mile, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Park Reserve, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

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Getting from Albert Lea to Minneapolis by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Hastings, Troy Burne Golf Club, National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

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