5 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Central Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Minnesota attractions planner

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Route & dates

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City


Nisswa ©
Nisswa is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Loide' Oils & Vinegars, explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Bunyan State Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Jack Pine Brewery.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nisswa day trip site.

Salt Lake City to Nisswa is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Nisswa due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with highs in Nisswa at 66°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Nisswa

Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries Trails

Side Trips

Brainerd, Jack Pine Brewery
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Pirate's Cove Mini Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf
Jack Pine Brewery ©
Jack Pine Brewery
Loide' Oils & Vinegars ©
Loide' Oils & Vinegars

Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Clemens Gardens, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Beaver Island Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint Cloud planner.

You can drive from Nisswa to Saint Cloud in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Alexandria.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Beaver Island Brewing Company ©
Beaver Island Brewing Company


Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. On the 1st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Big Ole Viking Statue, then examine the collection at Runestone Museum, then learn about winemaking at Carlos Creek Winery, and finally trek along Central Lakes Trail. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Lakes Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alexandria trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Alexandria in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Alexandria are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Museums Trails Outdoors
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Runestone Museum ©
Runestone Museum
Big Ole Viking Statue ©
Big Ole Viking Statue
Carlos Creek Winery ©
Carlos Creek Winery