3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

3 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Fly
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Duluth
— 1 night
Drive
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Ely
— 1 night
Fly

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Minneapolis — 1 day

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 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In January, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 9°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Duluth.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Side Trip

Duluth — 1 night

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll around Canal Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planning site.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ely.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Ely — 1 night

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then look for all kinds of wild species at White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Ely day trip website.

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in January, expect Ely to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°F and -4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

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.