4 days in Grand Marais & Duluth Itinerary

4 days in Grand Marais & Duluth Itinerary

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4 days in Grand Marais & Duluth Itinerary

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

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get in touch with nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park and Onyx Beach. Split Rock Lighthouse and Father Baraga's Cross will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Grand Marais to go to Two Harbors and see Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, and take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais trip site .

Minneapolis to Grand Marais is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Grand Marais hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Onyx Beach, Father Baraga's Cross, Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 26th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, then see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. In July, Duluth is a bit warmer than Grand Marais - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Park Point ©
Park Point
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©

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