4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bloomington
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul and then walk around Minnehaha Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip planner .

Washington DC to Bloomington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Bloomington at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bloomington

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minnehaha Park, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Kawishiwi Falls Trail, admire all the interesting features of Soudan Underground Mine, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bear Head Lake State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ely travel route planning site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Bloomington to Ely in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bloomington in September, expect Ely to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car 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. On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point and then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse and then admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Two Harbors trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Ely to Two Harbors takes 1.5 hours. September in Two Harbors sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tettegouche State Park, Park Point
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Park Point ©
Park Point
Tettegouche State Park ©
Tettegouche State Park
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse

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