53 days in Minnesota Itinerary

53 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 8 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 6 nights
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Bemidji
— 4 nights
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Ely
— 7 nights
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Grand Marais
— 6 nights
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Duluth
— 9 nights
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Winona
— 6 nights
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New Ulm
— 6 nights

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnehaha Park and Baker National Golf Course. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Cathedral of Saint Paul. Explore Minneapolis' surroundings by going to Lake Elmo Park Reserve (in Lake Elmo), Historic Downtown Hastings (in Hastings) and Square Lake Park (in Stillwater). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Mary, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis day trip app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Lindbergh House and Museum and Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge and Cragun's Legacy Courses. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Cloud: Jack Pine Brewery (in Baxter), Carlos Creek Winery (in Alexandria) and Brainerd (The Classic at Madden's Golf Course & Roundhouse Brewery). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Lupulin Brewing, tee off at Riverside Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary.

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Getting from Minneapolis to Saint Cloud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Cloud, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge ©
The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum ©
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery ©
Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery

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Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rabideau CCC camp and Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Escape the urban bustle at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Bemidji: Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge (in Rochert), Detroit Lake Public Beach (in Detroit Lakes) and Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze (in Pequot Lakes). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sculpture Walk and immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bemidji journey planner.

You can drive from Saint Cloud to Bemidji in 3 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in June, expect nights in Bemidji to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bemidji

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Deacon's Lodge Golf Course ©
Deacon's Lodge Golf Course
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. North American Bear Center and Brandenburg Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at International Wolf Center and Bronko Nagurski Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ely side-trips: Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay), Silver Bay (Onyx Beach & Shovel Point) and Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company, trek along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and stroll through Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ely trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bemidji to Ely by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Ely sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Grand Portage National Monument and Grand Marais Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center and North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Marais: Schroeder (Father Baraga's Cross, Temperance River State Park, &more) and Grand Portage (High Falls & Grand Portage State Park). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle, delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, and view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ely in July, expect nights in Grand Marais to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate and Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Split Rock Lighthouse and Stoney Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: McGregor (Rice Lake National Refuge & Savanna Portage State Park), Pine County History Museum (in Askov) and Two Harbors (Two Harbors Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and stroll through Brighton Beach Park.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Duluth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Winona National Bank and LARK Toys. Change things up with these side-trips from Winona: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), Jay C. Hormel Nature Center (in Austin) and Rochester (Plummer House, Salem Glen Vineyard and Winery, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, contemplate the waterfront views at Root River, get a sense of history and politics at Winona County Courthouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Nature Center.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Winona trip site.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Winona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Winona, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys

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New Ulm

New Ulm ©
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Popular historic sites such as Fort Ridgely and Pipestone National Monument are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Schell's and Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Ulm: W.W. Mayo House (in Le Sueur), Spomer Classics & Museum (in Worthington) and Round Lake Vineyards & Winery (in Round Lake). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Jeffers Petroglyphs, learn about winemaking at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, sample the tasty concoctions at Mankato Brewery, and go for a walk through Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Ulm trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winona to New Ulm takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Ulm

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument
Spomer Classics & Museum ©
Spomer Classics & Museum
Fort Ridgely ©
Fort Ridgely

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