21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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21 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Grand Forks
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Bloomington
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ely
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Walker
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Grand Forks

5
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Saint Paul and James J. Hill House. Attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Science Museum of Minnesota make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have fun at Target Field, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bloomington sightseeing planner.

Grand Forks to Bloomington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Grand Forks in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Bloomington. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota Zoo
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

7
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Escape the urban bustle at Gooseberry Falls State Park and Superior Hiking Trail. Get some cultural insight at Lakewalk and William A Irvin Museum. Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Split Rock Lighthouse about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Jay Cooke State Park, and hit the slopes at Spirit Mountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Duluth travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bloomington in July: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 77°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Jay Cooke State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

4
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lutsen Mountains, Voyageur North Outfitters, Kayaking & Canoeing, and other attractions you added. Let the collections at North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Sheridan Street.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ely holiday planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2 hours. Traveling from Duluth in July, Ely is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Walker.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail

4
nights
Walker

Walker ©
Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox Statues and Forestedge Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Walker: Deacon's Lodge Golf Course (in Breezy Point), Nisswa (The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge & Loide' Oils & Vinegars) and Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze (in Pequot Lakes). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Legacy at Cragun's, make a trip to Mississippi Headwaters, immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park, and enjoy some diversion at Character Challenge Course.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Walker sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ely to Walker by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Walker are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Walker

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Lake Itasca, Nisswa, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Forestedge Winery, Deacon's Lodge Golf Course
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Character Challenge Course ©
Character Challenge Course
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park

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