7 days in Duluth & Alexandria Itinerary

7 days in Duluth & Alexandria Itinerary

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7 days in Duluth & Alexandria Itinerary

Start: Duluth
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Alexandria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Duluth

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse, &more), Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia) and Soudan Underground Mine (in Soudan). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and make a trip to Canal Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Duluth trip maker.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Duluth. October in Duluth sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, Soudan Underground Mine, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

3
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum as well as Central Lakes Trail. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum, pause for some photo ops at Big Ole Viking Statue, then see the interesting displays at Runestone Museum, then do a tasting at Carlos Creek Winery, and finally trek along Central Lakes Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Clemens Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Munsinger Gardens, and then stroll the grounds of Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip planner .

Getting from Duluth to Alexandria by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Alexandria are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alexandria

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Saint Cloud, Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Glendalough State Park
Highlights from your plan
Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Runestone Museum ©
Runestone Museum

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