7 days in Owatonna & Estes Park Itinerary

7 days in Owatonna & Estes Park Itinerary

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7 days in Owatonna & Estes Park Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Owatonna
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
2
Estes Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Owatonna

Owatonna ©
Owatonna is a city in Steele County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibley Park Zoo and then immerse yourself in nature at Minneopa State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Owatonna trip planner .

Minneapolis to Owatonna is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Owatonna can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Estes Park.

Things to do in Owatonna

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mankato
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Minneopa State Park ©
Minneopa State Park

4
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Get in touch with nature at Winter Park Resort and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Estes Park: Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and get to know the fascinating history of Wild Basin Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Estes Park sightseeing site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Owatonna to Estes Park. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Owatonna to Estes Park due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Estes Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Collins, Winter Park Resort
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River Rafting & Tubing
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Photography Tours

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