5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota journey planner
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 1 night
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Minneapolis — 2 nights

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.
Step out of Minneapolis to go to Stillwater and see Washington County Historic Courthouse, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Urban Growler Brewing Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis day trip planning tool.

Detroit to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Minneapolis. In March, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ely.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Ely — 1 night

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures and then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ely online trip planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Ely by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Ely to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°F and 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Duluth.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Duluth — 1 night

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Duluth day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Ely in March, with lows around 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.