30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Rochester
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 6 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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Saint Cloud
— 4 nights

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Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Winona (Winona Tour Boat, Garvin Heights City Park, &more), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Apple Ridge Orchard (in Mazeppa). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, make a trip to The Plummer Building - Mayo Clinic Historical Suite, pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Mayowood Mansion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rochester driving holiday planner.

Brookings to Rochester is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Winona, Austin, Owatonna Arts Center, The Fremont Store, Barn Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Quarry Hill Nature Center ©
Quarry Hill Nature Center

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nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Plan my day in Minneapolis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rochester to Minneapolis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Chanhassen, Minnesota Zoo, Candyland
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, &more) and Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll through Enger Park, stroll around Canal Park, and get outside with Self Discovery Adventures.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planning website.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Duluth sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Onyx Beach
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Marais: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage State Park, &more), Points Unknown (in Hovland) and Father Baraga's Cross (in Schroeder). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at LutZen Reflections Massage Studios, get outside with Artists Point, don't miss a visit to Beaver House, and stop by Drury Lane Books.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Marais vacation planner.

Getting from Duluth to Grand Marais by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in November, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Lutsen, Devil's Kettle, Points Unknown, Father Baraga's Cross
Highlights from your plan
Joe's Inland Fishing ©
Joe's Inland Fishing
LutZen Reflections Massage Studios ©
LutZen Reflections Massage Studios
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ely: Virginia (Olcott Park, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, &more) and Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, relax and rejuvenate at The Pebble Spa Co., head outdoors with Canadian Border Outfitters, and trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ely tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ely, with lows of 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Virginia, Tettegouche State Park, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Palisade Head
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Canadian Border Outfitters ©
Canadian Border Outfitters

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Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Venture out of the city with trips to Alexandria (Escape Room Alexandria & Carlos Creek Winery), Loide' Oils & Vinegars (in Nisswa) and Fagen Fighters WWII Museum (in Granite Falls). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, walk around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint Cloud holiday maker.

You can drive from Ely to Saint Cloud in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Ely in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Cloud: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, Fergus Falls, Crosslake Historic Village, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum ©
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum

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