5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Houston

1
night
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 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kordiak County Park.

Make your Minneapolis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Houston to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in July: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Round Lake Park and Beach, Kordiak County Park, Baker Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Round Lake Park and Beach ©
Round Lake Park and Beach

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at International Wolf Center, stop by Piragis Northwoods Company, then take in the exciting artwork at Brandenburg Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ely online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Ely takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Ely hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Piragis Northwoods Company ©
Piragis Northwoods Company

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. On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park, then look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, and finally stroll through Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at The Lake County Historical Society Museum, browse the exhibits of Split Rock Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Onyx Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Two Harbors trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ely to Two Harbors takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Two Harbors are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Duluth, Onyx Beach, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

Similar Plans

6 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Blairsville & Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Minnesota & Las Cruces BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Minnesota, Shartlesville & Williamsburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado, Wisconsin & Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
See more plans