5 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Minnesota journey planner

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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Honeymoon Bluff has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Superior National Golf Course and Devil's Kettle. Get in touch with nature at Joe's Inland Fishing and Cascade River State Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Artists Point, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, stop by Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin, and immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais road trip planning site.

Minneapolis to Grand Marais is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in September, with highs in Grand Marais at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes International Wolf Center as well as North American Bear Center. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at North American Bear Center, look for all kinds of wild species at International Wolf Center, immerse yourself in nature at Bear Head Lake State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vermilion Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at The Pebble Spa Co., trek along Bass Lake Trail, and then hike along Trezona Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ely driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Ely when traveling from Grand Marais in September, with lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips