5 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Grand Portage Itinerary

5 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Grand Portage Itinerary

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5 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Grand Portage Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Grand Portage
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: Cedar Rapids

1
night
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 23rd (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then stroll around Minnehaha Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, then wander the streets of Summit Avenue, and then admire the majestic nature at Willow River State Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planner.

Cedar Rapids to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Summit Avenue, Willow River State Park
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The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Willow River State Park ©
Willow River State Park

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at The Duluth Depot, immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Two Harbors Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Amnicon Falls State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, and then kick back and relax at Park Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Duluth online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Duluth at 53°F and lows at 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Portage.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Amnicon Falls State Park, Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Park Point ©
Park Point
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park

1
night
Grand Portage

Grand Portage ©
Grand Portage is an unorganized territory in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the border with northwestern Ontario. On the 27th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Grand Portage State Park and then see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Portage trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Portage takes 3 hours. May in Grand Portage sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Portage

Nature Parks Museums
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Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park

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