60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Winona
— 6 nights
2
Duluth
— 10 nights
3
Grand Marais
— 7 nights
4
Ely
— 7 nights
5
Lake Itasca
— 4 nights
6
Alexandria
— 8 nights
7
Saint Cloud
— 7 nights
8
Minneapolis
— 10 nights

6
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Venture out of the city with trips to Chocolate Shoppe (in Mantorville), Rochester (Room Escape Games, Quarry Hill Nature Center, &more) and Lanesboro (Lanesboro Arts & Root River). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, grab your bike and head to Root River State Trail, stroll through Harmony-Preston Valley Trail, and Head underground at Niagara Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Winona tour planner.

Tucson to Winona is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Tucson, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Winona, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rochester, Houston, Lanesboro, The Fremont Store, Chocolate Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial

10
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Caribou River (in Beaver Bay), Two Harbors (Castle Danger Brewery, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more) and Silver Bay (Tettegouche Trail & Baptism River). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, admire the majestic nature at Jay Cooke State Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Duluth sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Winona in June, with highs in Duluth at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Caribou River, Jay Cooke State Park, Rice Lake National Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

7
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Points Unknown (in Hovland), Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more) and North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum (in Tofte). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, take an in-depth tour of Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center, get outside with Artists Point, and admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In July, Grand Marais is a bit cooler than Duluth - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Schroeder, Minnesota, Cascade River State Park, Points Unknown
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

7
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ely: Hellacious Overlook (in Two Harbors), Vermilion Gorge Trail (in Crane Lake) and Vermilion Falls (in Orr). There's still lots to do: get curious at North American Bear Center, admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, get outside with Canadian Border Outfitters, and make a trip to Listening Point.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ely vacation maker site.

Drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Ely, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellacious Overlook, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, Soudan Underground Mine, Crane Lake, Vermilion Gorge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

4
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Itasca side-trips: Rabideau CCC camp (in Blackduck), Bemidji (Lake Bemidji State Park & Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Walker).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lake Itasca trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Ely to Lake Itasca by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Lake Itasca, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bemidji, Moorhead, Rabideau CCC camp, Paul Bunyan State Trail, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

8
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: Legacy at Cragun's (in Brainerd), Montevideo (Historic Chippewa City & Lagoon Park) and Fergus Falls (Otto the Big Otter, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fagen Fighters WWII Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Glendalough State Park, explore the activities along Lake Miltona, and get a new perspective on nature at Runestone Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Alexandria itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Alexandria takes 2.5 hours. July in Alexandria sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fergus Falls, Montevideo, Battle Lake, Kensington Runestone County Park, Maple Wood Park
Highlights from your plan
Inspiration Peak ©
Inspiration Peak
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum ©
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Runestone Museum ©
Runestone Museum

7
nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Cloud: Little Falls (Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, &more), Crosby (Croft Mine Historical Park & Soo Line Depot Museum) and Blue Hill Trail (in Zimmerman). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, contemplate the long history of Birch Coulee Battlefield, go for a walk through Lake George, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Root River Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Cloud trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Alexandria to Saint Cloud in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Cloud can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Falls, Minnesota, Brainerd, Crosby, Alexander Ramsey Park
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum ©
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum

10
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen) and Hastings (Extreme Sandbox & Hastings Dairy Store). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Target Field, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from Saint Cloud in August, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Hastings, Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Target Field ©
Target Field
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game

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