4 days in Lake Itasca, Bemidji & Grand Forks Itinerary

4 days in Lake Itasca, Bemidji & Grand Forks Itinerary

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4 days in Lake Itasca, Bemidji & Grand Forks Itinerary

Start: New York City
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
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Lake Itasca
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Bemidji
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Grand Forks
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lake Itasca trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Lake Itasca is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Lake Itasca is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Lake Itasca hover around 78°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bemidji.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Nature Parks
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Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park

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Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sculpture Walk, admire the majestic nature at Lake Bemidji State Park, then get curious at Headwaters Science Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bemidji planning app .

You can drive from Lake Itasca to Bemidji in an hour. August in Bemidji sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Bemidji

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park
Headwaters Science Center ©
Headwaters Science Center

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): gain insight at University of North Dakota.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks journey website .

Traveling by car from Bemidji to Grand Forks takes 2 hours. While traveling from Bemidji, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Forks, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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