4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip itinerary builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bloomington
— 1 night
Fly
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive
3
Duluth
— 1 night
Fly

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Bloomington

— 1 night
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bloomington travel planner.

San Francisco to Bloomington is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Bloomington. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Bloomington to be much colder, temps between 28°F and 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ely.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ely travel route planner.

You can fly from Bloomington to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bloomington in December; daily highs in Ely reach 19°F and lows reach 4°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 30th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, stroll around Canal Park, and then view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Duluth trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Ely to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in December, things will get a bit warmer in Duluth: highs are around 26°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums · Classes · Shopping · Parks

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.