7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
bus:  15​min
1
Saint Paul
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Lanesboro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Saint Paul is known for zoos & aquariums, childrens museums, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and get your game on at FlyOver America.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint Paul travel route planner .

Minneapolis to Saint Paul is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or ride a tram. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Duluth.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Bloomington
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

3
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 (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Canal Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Saint Paul to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Saint Paul in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lanesboro.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

1
night
Lanesboro

Lanesboro ©
Lanesboro is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Lanesboro Historical Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Root River, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanesboro itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Lanesboro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Lanesboro can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lanesboro

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
Highlights from your plan
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park ©
Lanesboro Historical Museum ©
Lanesboro Historical Museum

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