31 days in Minnesota Itinerary

31 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota tour builder
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Minneapolis
— 8 nights
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Ely
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 5 nights
Drive
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Duluth
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rochester
— 6 nights
Drive to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Fly to Alexandria

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Minneapolis — 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chanhassen (Minnesota Landscape Arboretum & Lake Minnewashta Regional Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, browse the different shops at Mall of America, take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip builder tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Minneapolis is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in June, things will get little chillier in Minneapolis: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ely.
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Ely — 4 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ely: Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia), Crane Lake (in Voyageurs National Park) and Cook's Country Connection (in Cook). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at North American Bear Center, explore the activities along Bear Head Lake State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Vermilion Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Hibbing Historical Society Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ely trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Ely in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in June: high temperatures in Ely hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Marais.
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Grand Marais — 5 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Marais: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage State Park, &more), Schroeder (Temperance River State Park & Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center) and Points Unknown (in Hovland). There's much more to do: stroll through Cascade River State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Temperance River, delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, and view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Marais day trip planning app.

Getting from Ely to Grand Marais by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ely in June, you will find days in Grand Marais are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Duluth.
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Duluth — 6 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Enger Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Duluth trip planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Marais in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Duluth, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rochester.
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Rochester — 6 nights

Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Get out of town with these interesting Rochester side-trips: Root River State Trail (in Houston), Winona (Polish Museum, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, &more) and Niagara Cave (in Harmony). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, admire the striking features of Gonda Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assisi Heights, and deepen your understanding at Quarry Hill Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rochester road trip planning tool.

Fly from Duluth to Rochester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Rochester is a bit warmer than Duluth - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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