7 days in Minnesota & Grand Forks Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota & Grand Forks Itinerary

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Bloomington
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Bemidji
— 1 night
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Grand Forks
— 1 night
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Bloomington

— 1 night
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Normandale Japanese Garden, stroll around Hyland Lake Park Reserve, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally make a splash at Cascade Bay Waterpark.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bloomington tour itinerary planning tool.

Wichita to Bloomington is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Bloomington is little chillier than Wichita - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally stroll around Canal Park. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Brighton Beach Park, take an in-depth tour of Tom's Historic Logging Camp, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Duluth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bloomington in July, expect Duluth to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Bass Lake Trail, deepen your understanding at International Wolf Center, and then get curious at North American Bear Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ely itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Duluth in July since evenings lows in Ely dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Bemidji

— 1 night
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. On the 9th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Chippewa National Forest, then engage your brain at Headwaters Science Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bemidji trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Bemidji takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Grand Forks

— 1 night
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Forks visit planner.

Getting from Bemidji to Grand Forks by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Minnesota travel guide

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Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
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.