60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

60 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mankato
— 6 nights
2
Winona
— 6 nights
3
Duluth
— 9 nights
4
Grand Marais
— 6 nights
5
Ely
— 7 nights
6
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
7
Alexandria
— 7 nights
8
Saint Cloud
— 7 nights
9
Minneapolis
— 7 nights

6
nights
Mankato

Mankato ©
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Mankato side-trips: Alexander Ramsey Park (in Redwood Falls), New Ulm (Hermann the German & Schell's) and Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (in Walnut Grove). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Betsy & Tacy's House Tours & Gift Shop, get to know the resident critters at Sibley Park Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Jacket Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at River Bend Nature Center.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mankato visit planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Mankato is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Budapest to Mankato, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Mankato can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Mankato

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Faribault, New Ulm, Alexander Ramsey Park, Nicollet County Historical Society - Treaty Site History Center, Kaplan's Woods Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Minneopa State Park ©
Minneopa State Park
Schell's
Schell's
Sibley Park Zoo ©
Sibley Park Zoo

6
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Get out of town with these interesting Winona side-trips: Root River State Trail (in Houston), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and LARK Toys (in Kellogg). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, cruise along Garvin Heights City Park, and admire the majestic nature at Whitewater State Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Winona travel planning app.

You can drive from Mankato to Winona in 2.5 hours. June in Winona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochester, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park, Root River, Root River State Trail, National Eagle Center
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

9
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
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 (Split Rock Lighthouse, Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, &more). Fill the 20th (Thu) with the natural beauty at Jay Cooke State Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, kick back and relax at Park Point, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Winona to Duluth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Winona in June: high temperatures in Duluth hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Jay Cooke State Park
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

6
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Marais side-trips: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more), Points Unknown (in Hovland) and Schroeder (Temperance River State Park & Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Temperance River, admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle, and head outdoors with Artists Point.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais trip planner.

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Marais when traveling from Duluth in June, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Minnesota, Schroeder, Points Unknown, Cascade River State Park
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), Shovel Point (in Silver Bay) and Crane Lake (in Voyageurs National Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at North American Bear Center, gain insight at International Wolf Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kabetogama, and look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ely tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Ely in 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Ely, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Vermilion Falls, Hellacious Overlook, Lake Kabetogama, Shovel Point
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

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Explore Lake Itasca's surroundings by going to Rydell National Wildlife Refuge (in Erskine) and Chippewa National Forest (in Cass Lake).

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lake Itasca day trip website.

Drive from Ely to Lake Itasca in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, Chippewa National Forest, La Salle Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca
Chippewa National Forest ©
Chippewa National Forest

7
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Change things up with these side-trips from Alexandria: World's Largest Muskie (in Nevis), Loide' Oils & Vinegars (in Nisswa) and Walker (Fishing Charters & Tours & Heartland State Trail). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Runestone Museum, get engrossed in the history at Douglas County Historical Society, tee off at Legacy at Cragun's, and appreciate the history behind Big Ole Viking Statue.

Plan a Alexandria trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lake Itasca to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Alexandria

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Brainerd, Walker, St. Urho Statue, Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf and Maze, Inspiration Peak
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Runestone Museum ©
Runestone Museum
Big Ole Viking Statue ©
Big Ole Viking Statue

7
nights
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Cloud: Lupulin Brewing (in Big Lake), Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (in Little Falls) and Blue Hill Trail (in Zimmerman). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bad Habit Brewing Company, walk around Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, and identify plant and animal life at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Cloud road trip app.

Drive from Alexandria to Saint Cloud in 1.5 hours. July in Saint Cloud sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Crosby, Minnesota, Saint Joseph, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Croft Mine Historical Park ©
Croft Mine Historical Park

7
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 Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings). There's much more to do: have fun at Target Field, make a trip to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Minneapolis takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Cloud in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Minneapolis. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Extreme Sandbox, Minnesota Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Target Field ©
Target Field
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game

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