20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Duluth
1
Duluth
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Silver Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Grand Portage
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Walker
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Duluth

6
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Shop till you drop at Tremblays Sweet Shop and Art in the Alley. Get outdoors at Amnicon Falls State Park and Rice Lake National Refuge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Superior (Pattison State Park & Superior Entry Lighthouse). Fill the 15th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Jay Cooke State Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, explore and take pictures at W Skyline Pkwy, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Duluth online trip builder .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Duluth. In June, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Superior, Jay Cooke State Park, Amnicon Falls State Park, Tremblays Sweet Shop, Rice Lake National Refuge
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Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park
Jay Cooke State Park ©
Jay Cooke State Park
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

3
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. On the 21st (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then explore the galleries of Split Rock Lighthouse. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Stoney Point, hike along Superior Hiking Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Castle Danger Brewery, and finally examine the collection at 3M Dwan Musem.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Two Harbors road trip planning tool .

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 somewhat warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse

1
night
Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), explore the activities along Caribou River.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Silver Bay road trip planning website .

Drive from Two Harbors to Silver Bay in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Caribou River, Tettegouche State Park
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Tettegouche State Park ©
Tettegouche State Park

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 24th (Mon), hike along Honeymoon Bluff Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bluff. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, then get outside with Artists Point, then view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Silver Bay to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Silver Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Marais, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lutsen
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Honeymoon Bluff ©
Honeymoon Bluff
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Gunflint Mercantile ©
Gunflint Mercantile

2
nights
Grand Portage

Grand Portage ©
Grand Portage is an unorganized territory in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the border with northwestern Ontario. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Portage planning site .

Drive from Grand Marais to Grand Portage in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Nature Parks Museums
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Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Pigeon River ©
Pigeon River

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 29th (Sat), trek along Bass Lake Trail, see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, and then see the interesting displays at North American Bear Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Brandenburg Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum, and then head outdoors with Canadian Border Outfitters.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ely holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Portage to Ely in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ely can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Walker.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail
Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

2
nights
Walker

Walker ©
Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): trek along Heartland State Trail.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Walker itinerary planner.

Drive from Ely to Walker in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Walker are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Walker

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Northern Lights Casino ©
Northern Lights Casino

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