41 days in Minnesota Itinerary

41 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Duluth
— 7 nights
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Grand Marais
— 5 nights
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Ely
— 6 nights
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Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
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Nisswa
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 9 nights
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Rochester
— 7 nights

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, &more) and Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, identify plant and animal life at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, walk around Canal Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Duluth planning website.

New York City to Duluth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Duluth due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Duluth reach 55°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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5
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Marais: Schroeder (Temperance River State Park & Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center) and Grand Portage (Grand Portage State Park, High Falls, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, gain insight at Grand Marais Art Colony, and stroll through Honeymoon Bluff.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais day trip planning app.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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6
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ely side-trips: Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors), Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay) and Bois Forte Heritage Center and Cultural Museum (in Tower). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, engage your brain at North American Bear Center, take a memorable tour with Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and admire the sheer force of Vermilion Falls.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ely tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Marais in October since evenings lows in Ely dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Science Museum
North American Bear Center
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
4.8

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Itasca side-trips: Rabideau CCC camp (in Blackduck) and Forestedge Winery (in LaPorte).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Itasca attractions website.

You can drive from Ely to Lake Itasca in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Nisswa.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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State Park
Itasca State Park
4.8
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Water Body
Lake Itasca
4.7
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Winery / Vineyard
Forestedge Winery
4.3

3
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Nisswa

Nisswa ©
Nisswa is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nisswa: Aitkin County Historical Society (in Aitkin), Rice Lake National Refuge (in McGregor) and Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (in Little Falls). There's much more to do: push the limits with Brainerd Zip Line Tour, expand your understanding of the military at Camp Ripley, identify plant and animal life at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, and sample the tasty concoctions at Jack Pine Brewery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nisswa itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Nisswa takes 2 hours. In October in Nisswa, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Nisswa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Brainerd Zip Line Tour
4.9
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Military Facility
Camp Ripley
4.6

9
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Teddy Bear Park (in Stillwater), Pine Tree Apple Orchard (in White Bear Lake) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, push the limits with Kerfoot Canopy Tour, get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, and stroll around Minnehaha Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis journey planner.

Drive from Nisswa to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

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Must see
Minnehaha Park
4.7
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Kerfoot Canopy Tour
4.9

7
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rochester: Red Wing (Red Wing Shoes, Barn Bluff, &more), Winona (Old Hwy 61, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, &more) and Lake Pepin (in Lake City). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, explore the activities along Silver Lake, examine the collection at LARK Toys, and make a trip to Gonda Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rochester online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Rochester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in November, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
National Eagle Center
4.7
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Boat Tour
Winona Tour Boat
4.9

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