4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  5​h
1
Minneapolis
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lutsen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Orleans

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip tool .

New Orleans to Minneapolis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Minneapolis, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lutsen.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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night
Lutsen

Lutsen ©
Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 31st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, then trek along Cascade River State Park, then shop like a local with Sivertson Gallery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lutsen online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Minneapolis to Lutsen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Lutsen at 70°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Lutsen

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Temperance River State Park
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Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse

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nights
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. On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and then kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point and then visit a coastal fixture at Two Harbors Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Two Harbors journey builder tool .

Getting from Lutsen to Two Harbors by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Park Point
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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Park Point ©
Park Point

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