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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Two Harbors
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Science Museum of Minnesota. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, and have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip builder .

New York City to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Minneapolis. Traveling from New York City in August, Minneapolis is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

3
nights
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then browse the exhibits of Split Rock Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Great Lakes Aquarium, and finally stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Two Harbors trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Two Harbors takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Two Harbors at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Duluth, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Great Lakes Aquarium ©
Great Lakes Aquarium

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