4 days in Duluth & Grand Marais Itinerary

4 days in Duluth & Grand Marais Itinerary

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4 days in Duluth & Grand Marais Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Split Rock Lighthouse and Lakewalk. You'll explore and learn at Canal Park and Art in the Alley. Venture out of the city with trips to Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay) and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area (in Two Harbors). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Park Point, explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Onyx Beach
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Park Point ©
Park Point

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in July, things will get slightly colder in Grand Marais: highs are around 68°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Cascade River State Park
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery
Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park

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