20 days in Minnesota Itinerary

20 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota vacation builder
©
Make it your trip
Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to New Ulm
1
New Ulm
— 1 night
Drive
2
Alexandria
— 1 night
Drive
3
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Grand Marais
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Silver Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ely
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

New Ulm — 1 night

New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Crow River Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Hermann the German and then explore the galleries of Schell's.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our New Ulm vacation site.

Hamburg, Germany to New Ulm is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hamburg to New Ulm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hamburg in July, you will find days in New Ulm are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alexandria.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wineries
Side Trip

Alexandria — 1 night

Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Big Ole Viking Statue, then learn more about the world around you at Runestone Museum, and then do a tasting at Carlos Creek Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alexandria holiday planner.

Drive from New Ulm to Alexandria in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.
Museums · Wineries

Duluth — 4 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park Point and Vikre Distillery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Two Harbors Lighthouse & Castle Danger Brewery). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Park, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and stroll around Enger Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Duluth sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Alexandria to Duluth in 4 hours. When traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Marais.
Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Side Trip

Grand Marais — 4 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Judge C.R. Magney State Park and Superior National Golf Course. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and Grand Portage National Monument (in Grand Portage). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, and do a tasting at North Shore Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Marais sightseeing planner.

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect Grand Marais to be slightly colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Silver Bay.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Silver Bay — 2 nights

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Onyx Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and then grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Silver Bay online visit planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Silver Bay: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ely.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Ely — 2 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Brandenburg Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and then look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

Plan my trip to Ely with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Silver Bay to Ely takes 1.5 hours. July in Ely sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Minneapolis — 5 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Summit Avenue and Canterbury Park. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery (in Spring Valley), WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (in Chisago City) and Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial (in Rochester). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis itinerary planner.

Getting from Ely to Minneapolis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in July, expect Minneapolis to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Wineries
Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.