4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

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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.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary and then take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

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Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Neighborhoods Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Summit Avenue
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Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue

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night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 9th (Fri), hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Head Lake State Park.

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Getting from Minneapolis to Ely by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: high temperatures in Ely hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, then identify plant and animal life at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and then get to know the fascinating history of Stoney Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Two Harbors Lighthouse, then stroll through Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Two Harbors journey planner.

You can drive from Ely to Two Harbors in 1.5 hours. August in Two Harbors sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Duluth, Tettegouche State Park
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Park Point ©
Park Point
Tettegouche State Park ©
Tettegouche State Park

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