4 days in Duluth, Grand Marais & Two Harbors Itinerary

4 days in Duluth, Grand Marais & Two Harbors Itinerary

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4 days in Duluth, Grand Marais & Two Harbors Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Two Harbors
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the galleries of Canal Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Art in the Alley, examine the collection at The Duluth Depot, then learn about all things military at Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Duluth trip planner.

Minneapolis to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Duluth to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Parks Beaches

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Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center
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The Duluth Depot ©
The Duluth Depot
Art in the Alley ©
Art in the Alley

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Sivertson Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Marais route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In August in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center ©
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, then enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Two Harbors travel planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Two Harbors by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Two Harbors are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Stoney Point ©
Stoney Point

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