4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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day
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 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then have fun at Target Field, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, then walk around Leif Erikson Park, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Duluth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Duluth to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Leif Erikson Park ©
Leif Erikson Park
Park Point ©
Park Point

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at High Falls, then examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, and then take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, then take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais travel planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Cascade River State Park
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Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

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