5 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

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Faribault
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Winona
— 2 nights

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Faribault

Faribault ©
Faribault is a city in Rice County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Village of Yesteryear, examine the collection at State School Orphanage Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at River Bend Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Red Jacket Trail, then deepen your understanding at Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, and then walk around Reconciliation Park.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Faribault trip itinerary site.

Minneapolis to Faribault is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Faribault dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Faribault

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mankato, Owatonna
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State School Orphanage Museum ©
State School Orphanage Museum
River Bend Nature Center ©
River Bend Nature Center
Village of Yesteryear ©
Village of Yesteryear

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Austin

Austin ©
Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hormel Historic Home, then identify plant and animal life at Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Myre-Big Island State Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Austin journey website.

You can drive from Faribault to Austin in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Winona.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Myre-Big Island State Park
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Jay C. Hormel Nature Center ©
Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
Myre-Big Island State Park ©
Myre-Big Island State Park
St. Augustine's Catholic Church
St. Augustine's Catholic Church

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Winona

Winona
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, take an in-depth tour of Polish Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sugar Loaf. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society, see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, then make a trip to Pickwick Mill, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Forestville.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winona day trip app.

Getting from Austin to Winona by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Winona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Winona

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Historic Forestville
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Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
Winona County Historical Society ©
Winona County Historical Society
Historic Forestville ©
Historic Forestville