32 days in Minnesota Itinerary

32 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport / Wold–Chamberlain Field, Drive to Saint Cloud
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Saint Cloud
— 3 nights
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Duluth
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rochester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 7 nights
Fly

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Saint Cloud

— 3 nights
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Cloud: Mount Ski Gull (in Nisswa), Roundhouse Brewery (in Brainerd) and Blue Hill Trail (in Zimmerman). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Powder Ridge, admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Bad Habit Brewing Company, and stop by Redhead Creamery.

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New Delhi, India to Saint Cloud is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Saint Cloud due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Saint Cloud at -4°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Park, stroll around Bayfront Festival Park, take in the exciting artwork at Lake Superior Art Glass, and see the interesting displays at The Duluth Depot.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth journey builder app.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Duluth in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 5 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, High Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with Joe's Inland Fishing, delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, relax and rejuvenate at LutZen Reflections Massage Studios, and stop by Drury Lane Books.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Marais sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In December in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ely

— 5 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors), Flathorn - Gegoka Cross Country Ski Trails (in Isabella) and Giants Ridge Recreation Area (in Biwabik). The adventure continues: trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, don't miss a visit to Listening Point, surround yourself with nature on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures, and see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ely trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Marais in December, with highs in Ely at -8°C and lows at -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rochester.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Rochester

— 4 nights
Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Venture out of the city with trips to Wabasha (Coffee Mill Ski Area & National Eagle Center), Apple Ridge Orchard (in Mazeppa) and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (in Winona). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Quarry Hill Nature Center, bet on your favorite at Deer Creek Speedway, admire the landmark architecture of Gonda Building, and contemplate the long history of Plummer House.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rochester journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Ely to Rochester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ely in January: high temperatures in Rochester hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneapolis

— 7 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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, meet the residents at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and examine the collection at Mill City Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip site.

Traveling by car from Rochester to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.