6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota trip itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis

— 3 nights

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis tour itinerary builder site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then stroll around Canal Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth road trip planning tool.

Getting from Minneapolis to Duluth by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Duluth at 53°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.