5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Target Field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis travel route planner .

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Nickelodeon Universe
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

2
nights
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk and then walk around Canal Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Two Harbors vacation builder website .

Fly from Minneapolis to Two Harbors in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: high temperatures in Two Harbors hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Duluth
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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