3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park and then take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis online tour planner .

Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

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Summit Avenue
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Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, then take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grand Portage State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade River State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Marais online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Grand Marais takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Grand Marais hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Museums

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Grand Portage, Cascade River State Park
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Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park

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