5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Silver Bay
— 1 night
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Silver Bay

— 1 night
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. On the 21st (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Castle Danger Brewery, and then enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Onyx Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Palisade Head, then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Silver Bay road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Silver Bay is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in May; daily highs in Silver Bay reach 59°F and lows reach 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of High Falls, examine the collection at Grand Portage National Monument, and then take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Marais day trip tool.

You can drive from Silver Bay to Grand Marais in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Silver Bay in May, expect nights in Grand Marais to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips


— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bent Paddle Brewing Co., then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Duluth visit app.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Minnesota travel guide

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.