6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Mary, and finally have fun at Target Field.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis tour itinerary website .

Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

1
night
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then examine the collection at Watkins Museum and Store, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, and finally explore and take pictures at Garvin Heights.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Winona day trip planning website .

Getting from Minneapolis to Winona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Winona are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka ©
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

1
day
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Old Central School, take an in-depth tour of Judy Garland Museum, then contemplate the long history of Forest History Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Gilbert Mansion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids day trip tool .

You can drive from Winona to Grand Rapids in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Winona in May; daily highs in Grand Rapids reach 63°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Historic Sites
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Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center
Judy Garland Museum ©
Judy Garland Museum
Old Central School ©
Old Central School

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, then explore the galleries of Canal Park, then get your bearings at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Duluth in 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Museums
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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©

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