4 days in Duluth & Minneapolis Itinerary

4 days in Duluth & Minneapolis Itinerary

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1
Duluth
— 2 nights
2
Minneapolis
— 1 night

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Art in the Alley and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Park, thentake in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Duluth day trip planner.

Chicago to Duluth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect Duluth to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis vacation planner.

Drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, Minneapolis is a bit warmer than Duluth - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bloomington
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

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