4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Silver Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Ely
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then work some fitness into your day at Summit Avenue, and finally explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Plan my day in Minneapolis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Minneapolis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

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Summit Avenue
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Mill Ruins Park ©
Mill Ruins Park

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 25th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, and then learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais journey website .

Drive from Minneapolis to Grand Marais in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, Grand Marais is a bit cooler than Minneapolis - with highs of 54°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Silver Bay.

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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
North Shore Winery ©
North Shore Winery

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Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Palisade Head, and then admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Silver Bay holiday maker tool .

Getting from Grand Marais to Silver Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Silver Bay sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks Nature

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Tettegouche State Park, Palisade Head, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
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Palisade Head ©
Palisade Head
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Tettegouche State Park ©
Tettegouche State Park

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, then stroll through Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ely trip site .

Drive from Silver Bay to Ely in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Soudan Underground Mine
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Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips

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