21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly + Drive:  10 h 30 min
1
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Saint Cloud
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Saint Paul
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Winona: Wabasha (National Eagle Center & Coffee Mill Ski Area) and Rochester (Gonda Building, Quarry Hill Nature Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park, examine the collection at Winona National Bank, and stroll around Lake Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Winona road trip planning site .

Fort Lauderdale to Winona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in February, expect Winona to be cooler, temps between 29°F and 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Rochester, Wabasha
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, and see the interesting displays at Canal Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duluth trip builder app .

Getting from Winona to Duluth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Winona, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 24°F to lows of 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument & High Falls) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, take in the awesome beauty at Carlton Peak, admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle, and stroll through Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In February in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Minnesota, Grand Portage, Lutsen, Temperance River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pincushion Mountain Trail System ©
Pincushion Mountain Trail System
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse
Gunflint Mercantile ©
Gunflint Mercantile

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ely: Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia), Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails (in Isabella) and Crane Lake (in Voyageurs National Park). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, examine the collection at International Wolf Center, and don't miss a visit to Listening Point.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ely trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ely, with lows of -4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crane Lake, Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Lake Kabetogama, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

3
nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Cloud: Nisswa (Loide' Oils & Vinegars & Mount Ski Gull), Little Falls (Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Linden Hill, &more) and Soo Line Depot Museum (in Crosby). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Clemens Gardens, explore the activities along Mississippi River, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaver Island Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Cloud trip planner.

Getting from Ely to Saint Cloud by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ely in February: high temperatures in Saint Cloud hover around 25°F and lows are around 5°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Falls, Nisswa, Mississippi River, Soo Line Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Beaver Island Brewing Company ©
Beaver Island Brewing Company

5
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Saint Paul is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, engage your brain at Science Museum of Minnesota, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Paul travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Saint Paul takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint Cloud in February since evenings lows in Saint Paul dip to 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Candyland
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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