5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Walnut Grove
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then enjoy some diversion at Target Field, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington trip tool .

Dallas to Bloomington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Bloomington at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

Minneapolis
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The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 28th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then walk around Canal Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally stroll around Enger Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Duluth sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Bloomington to Duluth in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Bloomington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Walnut Grove.

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

1
night
Walnut Grove

Walnut Grove ©
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Sod House on the Prairie and then examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Walnut Grove road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Walnut Grove takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Duluth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Walnut Grove, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sod House on the Prairie
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum ©
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie

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