5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Baker Park Reserve and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. In July, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mall of America, Baker Park Reserve, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, explore the galleries of Split Rock Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park, and finally look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Two Harbors trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Two Harbors in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Two Harbors hover around 77°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Duluth, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Great Lakes Candy Kitchen ©
Great Lakes Candy Kitchen

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stop by Piragis Northwoods Company, then identify plant and animal life at International Wolf Center, then examine the collection at North American Bear Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Soudan Underground Mine.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ely trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Two Harbors to Ely in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ely can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
Piragis Northwoods Company ©
Piragis Northwoods Company

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