5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Valparaiso

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Duluth trip itinerary planning app .

Valparaiso to Duluth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Valparaiso in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

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 6th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and finally admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art. On your second day here, enjoy some diversion at Target Field and then take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis road trip planner .

You can drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in June, with highs in Minneapolis at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for 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
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum

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