22 days in Minnesota, New York City & Boston Itinerary

22 days in Minnesota, New York City & Boston Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Winona
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Boston
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Minneapolis — 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at Northfield Arts Guild and Historic Fort Snelling. Shop till you drop at Mall of America and Rybicki Cheese. Change things up with a short trip to Baker Park Reserve in Maple Plain (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and trek along Elm Creek Singletrack Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Minneapolis is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hanoi to Minneapolis. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Winona.
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Winona — 1 night

Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Winona trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Winona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Duluth.
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Duluth — 2 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 1st (Mon), cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, get a taste of the local shopping with Art in the Alley, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, and then get to know the fascinating history of Stoney Point.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth tour app.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Winona in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Duluth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.
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Grand Marais — 2 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Gunflint Mercantile, admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then glide through natural beauty at Pincushion Mountain Trail System.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Ely.
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Ely — 2 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): 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 your second day here, gain insight at International Wolf Center and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ely itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daytime highs in Ely are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Valley Forge National Historical Park and Speed Boats Tours. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Philadelphia (Christ Church & Rittenhouse Square). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, view the masterpieces at Banksy's "Hammer Boy", and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

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You can fly from Ely to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ely to New York City. Traveling from Ely in August, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Boston.
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Boston — 6 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Escape the urban bustle at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and Shining Sea Bikeway. Let the collections at Atwood Museum and Museum of Fine Arts capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Concord (Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House & The Old North Bridge), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (in Woods Hole) and Edward Gorey House (in Yarmouth Port). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Newbury Street, view the masterpieces at O'Malley-Keyes Fine Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Louisburg Square, and browse the exhibits of Museum of African American History.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Minnesota travel guide

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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.
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