33 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

33 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

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33 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Red Wing
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Winona
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Owatonna
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
New Ulm
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Pipestone
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

6
nights
Red Wing

Red Wing ©
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the upper Mississippi River. Step out of Red Wing with an excursion to Reads Landing in Lake City--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pepin, see the interesting displays at Aliveo Military Museum, look for gifts at Uffda Shop, and explore the striking landscape at Barn Bluff.

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Minneapolis to Red Wing is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Red Wing

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Welch, Cannon Falls, Reads Landing
Highlights from your plan
Barn Bluff ©
Barn Bluff
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes
Lake Pepin ©
Lake Pepin

7
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winona: Quarry Hill Nature Center (in Rochester), Niagara Cave (in Harmony) and Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park (in Preston). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Great River Bluffs State Park, trek along Sugar Loaf, and go for a walk through Holzinger Lodge Trails.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Winona trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Red Wing to Winona in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Owatonna.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Spring Valley, Quarry Hill Nature Center, National Eagle Center, Niagara Cave, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Great River Bluffs State Park ©
Great River Bluffs State Park

6
nights
Owatonna

Owatonna ©
Owatonna is a city in Steele County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Owatonna side-trips: Rochester (Plummer House, Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, & more), Northfield (Northfield Historical Society & Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College) and Austin (Jay C. Hormel Nature Center & St. Augustine's Catholic Church). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Prairie School Bank, identify plant and animal life at River Bend Nature Center, get outside with Cross Country Soaring, and see the interesting displays at State School Orphanage Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Owatonna travel planner.

Getting from Winona to Owatonna by car takes about 2 hours. September in Owatonna sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to New Ulm.

Things to do in Owatonna

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochester, Austin, Faribault, Northfield, Myre-Big Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake ©
Silver Lake
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
Prairie School Bank ©
Prairie School Bank

7
nights
New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Green Giant Statue Park (in Blue Earth), Alexander Ramsey Park (in Redwood Falls) and Mankato (Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, Carnegie Art Center, & more). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Schell's, contemplate the long history of Wanda Gag House, immerse yourself in nature at Flandrau State Park, and see the interesting displays at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New Ulm attractions planner .

You can drive from Owatonna to New Ulm in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in New Ulm are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pipestone.

Things to do in New Ulm

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mankato, Walnut Grove, Green Giant Statue Park, Alexander Ramsey Park, Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Highlights from your plan
Minneopa State Park ©
Minneopa State Park
Schell's ©
Schell's
Flandrau State Park ©
Flandrau State Park

6
nights
Pipestone

Pipestone ©
Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Pipestone: Worthington (Spomer Classics & Museum & Nobles County Pioneer Village), Luverne (Brandenburg Gallery - Luverne, Blue Mounds State Park, & more) and Montevideo (Lagoon Park & Historic Chippewa City). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Pipestone National Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Winnewissa Falls, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and look for gifts at Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Pipestone road trip site .

You can drive from New Ulm to Pipestone in 2 hours. In October in Pipestone, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 14th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Pipestone

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Luverne, Montevideo, Worthington, Plum Creek
Highlights from your plan
Spomer Classics & Museum ©
Spomer Classics & Museum
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument
Winnewissa Falls ©
Winnewissa Falls