28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
Drive
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Duluth
— 6 nights
Drive
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Winona
— 6 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Stuttgart

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Minneapolis — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen) and Washington County Historic Courthouse (in Stillwater). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

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Stuttgart, Germany to Minneapolis is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stuttgart in June, with highs in Minneapolis at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Itasca.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lake Itasca — 3 nights

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

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lake Itasca trip planning website.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Lake Itasca in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minneapolis in June since evenings lows in Lake Itasca dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Ely — 3 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Ely is known for museums, childrens museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: engage your brain at North American Bear Center, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, immerse yourself in nature at Bear Head Lake State Park, and trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ely trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Lake Itasca to Ely in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lake Itasca in June: high temperatures in Ely hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Marais.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Grand Marais — 4 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Marais: Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, High Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade River State Park, admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip builder site.

Getting from Ely to Grand Marais by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Ely in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Marais, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duluth.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Duluth — 6 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse). Fill the 6th (Wed) with the natural beauty at Jay Cooke State Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass, examine the collection at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, and make a trip to Enger Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth trip website.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in July, expect Duluth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Winona.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Winona — 6 nights

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: Forestville Mystery Cave State Park (in Preston), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Niagara Cave (in Harmony). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, walk around Lake Park, stroll through Root River State Trail, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Harmony-Preston Valley Trail.

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Traveling by car from Duluth to Winona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

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.