7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Winona
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mill City Museum and Cathedral of Saint Paul. Get in touch with nature at Minnehaha Park and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Minneapolis. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

few
hours
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Winona travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Winona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Museums
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lakewalk and Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate. Escape the urban bustle at Gooseberry Falls State Park and Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. When in Duluth, make a side trip to see Split Rock Lighthouse in Two Harbors, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, examine the collection at William A Irvin Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Tom's Logging Camp.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Duluth itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Winona in September: highs in Duluth hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©

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