4 days in Minnesota & Fort Worth Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota & Fort Worth Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota & Fort Worth Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ely
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Minnesota Zoo, get your game on at FlyOver America, then take an in-depth tour of James J. Hill House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Minneapolis. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo, FlyOver America
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Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul
James J. Hill House ©
James J. Hill House
Minnesota Zoo ©
Minnesota Zoo

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, stroll through Park Point, and then examine the collection at Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Park Point ©
Park Point
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©
Lake Superior Railroad Museum ©
Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, then identify plant and animal life at North American Bear Center, and then stroll through Soudan Underground Mine.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ely trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in October, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
On the 20th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace and then explore the galleries of Log Cabin Village.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fort Worth trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ely to Fort Worth takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in October, expect Fort Worth to be warmer, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Log Cabin Village ©
Log Cabin Village

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