5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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.
Bring the kids along to Nickelodeon Universe and Minnesota Zoo. Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and have fun at Target Field.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. In August, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Minnesota Zoo, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

2
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 15th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then walk around Canal Park, then stroll around Enger Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Duluth road trip planner .

Drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in Duluth reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

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