28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Winona
— 4 nights
2
Duluth
— 5 nights
3
Grand Marais
— 4 nights
4
Ely
— 4 nights
5
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
6
Minneapolis
— 7 nights

4
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winona: Root River (in Lanesboro), LARK Toys (in Kellogg) and National Eagle Center (in Wabasha). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, don't miss a visit to The Fremont Store, explore the landscape on two wheels at Root River State Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Winona online trip itinerary builder.

Exeter, UK to Winona is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Winona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Niagara Cave, Root River, LARK Toys, National Eagle Center, The Fremont Store
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Niagara Cave ©
Niagara Cave

5
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Duluth travel planner.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Another option is to 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 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

4
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage State Park) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, ski along the peaceful trails at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bluff.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Marais attractions app.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Cascade River State Park, Temperance River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

4
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ely: Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors) and Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, stop by Piragis Northwoods Company, and trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ely road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ely are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tettegouche State Park, Hellacious Overlook, Soudan Underground Mine, Iron Range Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Go for a jaunt from Lake Itasca to Blackduck to see Rabideau CCC camp about 54 minutes away.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lake Itasca online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ely to Lake Itasca takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lake Itasca are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rabideau CCC camp
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca

7
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Saint Cloud (Munsinger Gardens & Clemens Gardens) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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You can drive from Lake Itasca to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Itasca in August since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Cloud, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens

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