7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Drive
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Wabasha
— Few hours
Drive
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Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lutsen
— 1 night
Drive
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly

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Wabasha

Wabasha is a city in Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wabasha trip planning website.

Des Moines to Wabasha is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in October; daily highs in Wabasha reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Wabasha

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

3
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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Visit Park Point and Brighton Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Step out of Duluth to go to Two Harbors and see Gooseberry Falls State Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duluth tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Wabasha to Duluth in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Wabasha in October, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lutsen.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Lutsen

Lutsen is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lutsen Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Cascade River State Park, and then do a tasting at North Shore Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lutsen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Duluth to Lutsen by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Lutsen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

2
nights
Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then delve into the lush surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, and then admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): stroll around Mill Ruins Park, walk around Minnehaha Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and finally take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lutsen to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lutsen in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Minneapolis, with highs around 60°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.