28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

28 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rochester
— 5 nights
2
Duluth
— 6 nights
3
Grand Marais
— 4 nights
4
Ely
— 5 nights
5
Bloomington
— 7 nights

5
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Quarry Hill Nature Center and LARK Toys. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Winona (Winona National Bank, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, &more), The Fremont Store (in Lewiston) and Lake Pepin (in Lake City). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center, admire the landmark architecture of Gonda Building, get to know the resident critters at Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony-Preston Valley Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rochester trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fort Lauderdale to Rochester is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rochester. In February, Rochester is colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Winona, Wabasha, Houston, Chocolate Shoppe, LARK Toys
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo ©
Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

6
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kids will enjoy Lakewalk and Self Discovery Adventures. Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Tettegouche Trail (in Silver Bay) and Two Harbors (Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll through Spirit Mountain, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Great Lakes Aquarium.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Duluth itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Family-friendly places like Lutsen Mountains Ski & Summer Resort and Devil's Kettle will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder), Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park & High Falls) and Points Unknown (in Hovland). The adventure continues: trek along Honeymoon Bluff, don't miss a visit to Beaver House, ski along the peaceful trails at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Duluth to Grand Marais by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lutsen, Grand Portage, Temperance River State Park, Devil's Kettle, Points Unknown
Highlights from your plan
Pincushion Mountain Trail System ©
Pincushion Mountain Trail System
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park

5
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kids will enjoy Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and Canadian Border Outfitters. Change things up with these side-trips from Ely: Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia), Lake Kabetogama (in Kabetogama) and Giants Ridge Recreation Area (in Biwabik). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at International Wolf Center, hike along Vermilion Gorge Trail, get curious at North American Bear Center, and stroll through Trezona Trail.

Plan trip to Ely with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Grand Marais to Ely by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Marais in February since evenings lows in Ely dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, Vermilion Gorge Trail, Lake Kabetogama
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

7
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Attractions like The Escape Game and SEA LIFE at Mall of America make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Bloomington to Hastings to see Extreme Sandbox about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, have some family-friendly fun at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Bloomington itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ely to Bloomington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ely in March, with highs in Bloomington at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Candyland, Minnesota Zoo, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

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