5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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 3rd (Tue): stroll through Gooseberry Falls State Park, then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then don't miss a visit to Canal Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire all the interesting features of Enger Park.

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

Los Angeles to Duluth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In September, Duluth is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game. On your second day here, have fun at Target Field, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online attractions planner .

Drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in September: highs in Minneapolis hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Mall of America
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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