27 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

27 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Saint Cloud
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Saint Cloud
— 7 nights
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Brainerd
— 10 nights
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Alexandria
— 9 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Saint Cloud — 7 nights

St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Cloud side-trips: Crow River Winery (in Hutchinson), Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum (in Little Falls) and Elk River (Wild Woods Water Park & Oliver Kelley Farm). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaver Island Brewing Company, go for a walk through Lake George, and see the interesting displays at Stearns History Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Cloud visit planner.

New York City to Saint Cloud is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Saint Cloud due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Saint Cloud to be a bit cooler, temps between 51°F and 31°F. You will leave for Brainerd on the 11th (Mon).
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Brainerd — 10 nights

Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Brainerd side-trips: Onamia (Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, &more) and Little Falls (Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Minnesota Military Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Roundhouse Brewery, contemplate the waterfront views at Mille Lacs Lake, hike along Northland Arboretum, and join the crowd at Brainerd International Raceway.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brainerd using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Brainerd takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Brainerd can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Alexandria.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Alexandria — 9 nights

Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alexandria: Fergus Falls (Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Otto the Big Otter, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Runestone Museum, examine the collection at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, get in on the family fun at Casey’s Amusement Park, and trek along Central Lakes Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alexandria day trip planning app.

Drive from Brainerd to Alexandria in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in April, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
Side Trip