5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Bloomington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Duluth
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Bloomington is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tattersall Distilling, get your game on at FlyOver America, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bloomington trip itinerary maker tool.

Chicago to Bloomington is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Bloomington hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Bloomington

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

1
night
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 19th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, then head outdoors with Artists Point, then glide through natural beauty at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, and finally admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Grand Marais by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bloomington in April, with highs in Grand Marais at 42°F and lows at 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Pincushion Mountain Trail System ©
Pincushion Mountain Trail System
Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Artists Point ©
Artists Point

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Park, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Duluth vacation maker site.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. April in Duluth sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

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