5 days in Central Minnesota & Duluth Itinerary

5 days in Central Minnesota & Duluth Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip itinerary planner

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Brainerd
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Duluth
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Brainerd

— 2 nights
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Rice Lake National Refuge and Cragun's Legacy Courses. Step out of Brainerd to go to Onamia and see Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Roundhouse Brewery and play a few rounds at The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brainerd trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis to Brainerd is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in March since evenings lows in Brainerd dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Brainerd

Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then examine the collection at 3M Dwan Musem, and finally stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then identify plant and animal life at Congdon Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, and finally take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Duluth day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brainerd to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips