7 days in Ely & Duluth Itinerary

7 days in Ely & Duluth Itinerary

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7 days in Ely & Duluth Itinerary

Start: Duluth
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Duluth
— 4 nights
End: Duluth

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): choose your vessel at Piragis Northwoods Company Outfitters, then contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum, and then trek along Bass Lake Trail. On your second day here, examine the collection at North American Bear Center and then head outdoors with Voyageur North Outfitters.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ely sightseeing planner.

Duluth to Ely is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in September, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Dorothy Molter Museum ©
Dorothy Molter Museum
Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Pattison State Park. Hauser's Superior View Orchard and White Winter Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Copper Falls State Park (in Mellen) and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves (in Bayfield). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Jay Cooke State Park, explore and take pictures at W Skyline Pkwy, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and step off the mainland to explore Apostle Islands.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Duluth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bayfield, Copper Falls State Park, White Winter Winery, Jay Cooke State Park, Amnicon Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Copper Falls State Park ©
Copper Falls State Park
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park

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