7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Minneapolis is known for museums, nature, fun & games, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip planner.

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Minneapolis: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Target Field ©
Target Field

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Duluth vacation planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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