30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota travel route planner

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Winona
— 3 nights
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Duluth
— 6 nights
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
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Ely
— 4 nights
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Lake Itasca
— 2 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 4 nights
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Minneapolis
— 6 nights

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Winona

— 3 nights
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Winona side-trips: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Niagara Cave (in Harmony) and Forestville Mystery Cave State Park (in Preston). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony-Preston Valley Trail, admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights City Park, and cruise along Old Hwy 61.

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Minneapolis to Winona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Winona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Duluth

— 6 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse, &more). Fill the 8th (Tue) with the natural beauty at Jay Cooke State Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, walk around Canal Park, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and see the interesting displays at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Winona in June: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 4 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, hike along Honeymoon Bluff, admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle, and learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip maker site.

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Grand Marais. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ely

— 4 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ely: Vermilion Falls (in Orr) and Crane Lake (in Voyageurs National Park). The adventure continues: get curious at North American Bear Center, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and explore the activities along Bear Head Lake State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ely trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Marais in June: highs in Ely hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Itasca

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Aiton Heights Fire Tower, then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Itasca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Wilderness Drive, then get to know the fascinating history of Peace Pipe Vista, and then don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Itasca road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ely to Lake Itasca takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ely in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Lake Itasca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Saint Cloud

— 4 nights
St. Explore Saint Cloud's surroundings by going to Blue Hill Trail (in Zimmerman), The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield) and Fagen Fighters WWII Museum (in Granite Falls). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Lakes Trail, identify plant and animal life at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve and Learning Center, and make a trip to Sinclair Lewis Avenue.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Cloud trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Lake Itasca to Saint Cloud in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 6 nights

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.
Step out of Minneapolis to go to Chanhassen and see Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online journey planner.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saint Cloud in June since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.