60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Winona
— 5 nights
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Duluth
— 10 nights
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Grand Marais
— 7 nights
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Silver Bay
— 4 nights
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Ely
— 7 nights
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Orr
— 4 nights
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Lake Itasca
— 4 nights
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Saint Cloud
— 7 nights
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Minneapolis
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Winona — 5 nights

Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winona: Houston (Harmony-Preston Valley Trail & Root River State Trail), Niagara Cave (in Harmony) and Forestville Mystery Cave State Park (in Preston). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Frontenac State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Eagle Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Winona online holiday planner.

Minneapolis to Winona is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Winona are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Duluth.
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Duluth — 10 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (The Lake County Historical Society Museum & Castle Danger Brewery), The Great Hinckley Fire Monument (in Hinckley) and Pine County History Museum (in Askov). The adventure continues: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stroll around Canal Park, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and make a trip to Enger Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Winona in August, plan for little chillier days in Duluth, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.
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Grand Marais — 7 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Marais: Grand Portage (High Falls, Grand Portage State Park, &more) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, take in the exciting artwork at Sivertson Gallery, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, and take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Kettle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Marais are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Silver Bay.
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Silver Bay — 4 nights

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Silver Bay is known for nature, trails, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, explore the striking landscape at Shovel Point, make a trip to Split Rock Lighthouse, and explore the activities along Baptism River.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Silver Bay driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Marais to Silver Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Silver Bay, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ely.
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Ely — 7 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Ely is known for museums, childrens museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, explore the activities along Birch Lake, get outside with Canadian Border Outfitters, and see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ely trip maker.

Getting from Silver Bay to Ely by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Orr.
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Orr — 4 nights

Orr is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orr: Lake Kabetogama (in Kabetogama), Scenic State Park (in Bigfork) and Voyageurs National Park (Rainy Lake & Crane Lake). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vermilion Falls, trek along Vermilion Gorge Trail, stroll through Vermilion Falls, and get to know the resident critters at Cook's Country Connection.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orr itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ely to Orr takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lake Itasca.
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Lake Itasca — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Itasca: Rabideau CCC camp (in Blackduck) and Forestedge Winery (in LaPorte).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Itasca trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Orr to Lake Itasca takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lake Itasca can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Cloud.
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Saint Cloud — 7 nights

St. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Cloud: The Pines Golf Course at Grand View Lodge (in Nisswa), Veit Automotive Foundation Educational Museum (in Buffalo) and Paul Bunyan State Trail (in Brainerd). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, grab your bike and head to Root River Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Hill Trail, and walk around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Cloud road trip tool.

Getting from Lake Itasca to Saint Cloud by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Saint Cloud are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 11 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: Chanhassen (Lake Minnewashta Regional Park & Minnesota Landscape Arboretum) and Washington County Historic Courthouse (in Stillwater). The adventure continues: walk around Minnehaha Park, make a trip to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chain of Lakes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis in 1.5 hours. October in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Minnesota travel guide

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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.
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