6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Summit Avenue. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Chain of Lakes, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis online trip maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Summit Avenue, Mall of America
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1
night
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Fremont Store, examine the collection at Polish Museum, admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Winona County Historical Society, then see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, and finally admire all the interesting features of Garvin Heights.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Winona trip planner .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Winona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Winona, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Fremont Store
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Winona County Historical Society ©
Winona County Historical Society
Polish Museum ©
Polish Museum

2
nights
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 20th (Sun): trek along Tettegouche Trail, then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse, take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, examine the collection at Canal Park, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Two Harbors trip planner .

You can drive from Winona to Two Harbors in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Winona in October, expect nights in Two Harbors to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Duluth, Tettegouche Trail
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Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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