3 days in Hutchinson & Lake Itasca Itinerary

3 days in Hutchinson & Lake Itasca Itinerary

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3 days in Hutchinson & Lake Itasca Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Hutchinson
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Lake Itasca
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

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Hutchinson

Hutchinson ©
Hutchinson is the largest city in McLeod County, Minnesota, United States, along the South Fork of the Crow River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store, then admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and then admire the striking features of Paisley Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Crow River Winery and then indulge your taste buds at Schell's.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hutchinson trip planning tool .

Minneapolis to Hutchinson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hutchinson, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Wineries

Side Trips

Chanhassen, Schell's, Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum ©
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Paisley Park ©
Paisley Park
Schell's
Schell's

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Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park, then don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters, and then get to know the fascinating history of Peace Pipe Vista.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lake Itasca trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Hutchinson to Lake Itasca in 3.5 hours. In August in Lake Itasca, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park

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