30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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30 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  25​h
1
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ely
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
New Ulm
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Saint Cloud
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Lahore

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Cathedral of Saint Paul. When in Minneapolis, make a side trip to see Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get curious at Science Museum of Minnesota, and enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis route planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Minneapolis is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Minneapolis, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in April, expect Minneapolis to be colder, temps between 14°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

5
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Canal Park and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Duluth travel route app .

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in April: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©

4
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Heritage Museum and International Wolf Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails (in Isabella), Lake Vermilion (in Tower) and Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center (in Grand Marais). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at North American Bear Center, don't miss a visit to Listening Point, explore and take pictures at Soudan Underground Mine, and hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ely trip planning website .

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in April, Ely is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tower, Soudan Underground Mine, Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails, Virginia Area Historical Society
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International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ©

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Do some cultural sightseeing at Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Winona County Historical Society. Explore Winona's surroundings by going to Lanesboro (Lanesboro Arts & Lanesboro Historical Museum), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and International Owl Center (in Houston). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at LARK Toys, do a tasting at Garvin Heights Vineyards, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and get a sense of history and politics at Winona County Courthouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Winona, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ely to Winona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ely in April, with highs in Winona at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lanesboro, LARK Toys, National Eagle Center, International Owl Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys
Polish Museum ©
Polish Museum

3
nights
New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Ridgely and Brown County Historical Society. When in New Ulm, make a side trip to see Sod House on the Prairie in Sanborn, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Schell's, contemplate the long history of Wanda Gag House, examine the collection at Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and pause for some photo ops at Hermann the German.

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Drive from Winona to New Ulm in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in New Ulm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Ridgely, Sod House on the Prairie
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Fort Ridgely ©
Fort Ridgely
Schell's ©
Schell's
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie

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nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum and Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Cloud: Little Falls (Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, Minnesota Fishing Museum, & more), The Meeker County Historical Society Museum & G.A.R. Hall (in Litchfield) and Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery (in Kimball). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, tee off at Riverside Park, take an in-depth tour of Veit Automotive Foundation Educational Museum, and examine the collection at Stearns History Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud day trip tool .

You can drive from New Ulm to Saint Cloud in 2 hours. In April in Saint Cloud, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Falls, Thomsen's Greenhouse, Douglas County Historical Society, Dassel Area Historical Society & Ergot Museum, Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery
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