6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lutsen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ely
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Calgary

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Duluth trip itinerary planning website .

Calgary, Canada to Duluth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Duluth. Traveling from Calgary in August, Duluth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lutsen.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Park Point ©
Park Point
Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

2
nights
Lutsen

Lutsen ©
Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 14th (Wed), trek along Cascade River State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bluff Trail, and then take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lutsen journey planner .

Drive from Duluth to Lutsen in 2 hours. August in Lutsen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Lutsen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Temperance River State Park
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest

1
night
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawishiwi Falls Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Head Lake State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ely online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lutsen to Ely takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park

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 17th (Sat): get your game on at FlyOver America, then get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ely to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ely in August; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bloomington
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

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