3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Minneapolis

— 1 day

The City of Lakes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, take a stroll through Summit Avenue, and then have fun and explore at Twin City Model Railroad Museum.

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New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Minneapolis at 27°F and lows at 10°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ely.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures and then stroll through Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ely road trip planning site.

Getting from Minneapolis to Ely by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, expect Ely to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°F and -4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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.