31 days in Minnesota Itinerary

31 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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31 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Vitoria
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint Cloud
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ely
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Grand Marais
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Vitoria

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get your game on at The Escape Game, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To plan Minneapolis vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Vitoria, Brazil to Minneapolis is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vitoria to Minneapolis, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Minneapolis is colder than Vitoria - with highs of 7°C and lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Candyland, Lebanon Hills Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

4
nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Cloud side-trips: The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall (in Litchfield), Fagen Fighters WWII Museum (in Granite Falls) and Historic Chippewa City (in Montevideo). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Crosslake Historic Village, see the interesting displays at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, and do a tasting at Carlos Creek Winery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Saint Cloud trip maker .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Saint Cloud takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, Saint Cloud is a bit cooler at night with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Alexandria, The Meeker County Museum at the G.A.R Hall, Thomsen's Greenhouse, Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, Soo Line Depot Museum
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Walker) and Bemidji (Lake Bemidji State Park, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, & more).

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Itasca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Lake Itasca takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lake Itasca can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bemidji, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park

4
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia), Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails (in Isabella) and Lake Kabetogama (in Kabetogama). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, make a trip to Listening Point, look for all kinds of wild species at North American Bear Center, and browse the exhibits of International Wolf Center.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ely day trip app .

Getting from Lake Itasca to Ely by car takes about 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ely can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Tettegouche State Park, Soudan Underground Mine, Iron Range Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

4
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, stroll through Cascade River State Park, don't miss a visit to Beaver House, and ski along the peaceful trails at Pincushion Mountain Trail System.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ely in December, expect Grand Marais to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls State Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and don't miss a visit to Enger Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Duluth itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Room Escape Games
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: The Fremont Store (in Lewiston), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Winona (Old Hwy 61, Winona National Bank, & more). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, admire the striking features of Gonda Building, and stop by Chocolate Shoppe.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rochester fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Duluth to Rochester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winona, St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Prairie School Bank, The Fremont Store, Chocolate Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

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