5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: San Luis Obispo
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Duluth
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Luis Obispo

1
day
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 26th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then see the interesting displays at Canal Park, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Duluth online journey planner .

San Luis Obispo to Duluth is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in July, you will find days in Duluth are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at International Wolf Center, then identify plant and animal life at North American Bear Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ely trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Ely. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ely to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 83°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Saint Paul
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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