3 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

3 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

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Ely
— 1 day
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Duluth
— 2 nights

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawishiwi Falls Trail, contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ely trip planner.

Minneapolis to Ely is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in September; daily highs in Ely reach 67°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery, and finally take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Two Harbors Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duluth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Ely in September, with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park