6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bloomington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Bloomington is known for shopping, theme parks, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloomington travel route tool .

Chicago to Bloomington is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then walk around Canal Park, then stroll around Enger Park and Tower, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, Duluth is a bit cooler than Bloomington - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Room Escape Games

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