8 days in Brainerd, Babbitt & Duluth Itinerary

8 days in Brainerd, Babbitt & Duluth Itinerary

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8 days in Brainerd, Babbitt & Duluth Itinerary

Start: Larchwood
Drive:  5​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Larchwood


Brainerd ©
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Brainerd is known for fun & games, trails, nature, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paul Bunyan State Trail, tee off at Legacy at Cragun's, get your game on at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari North.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brainerd vacation website .

Larchwood to Brainerd is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. June in Brainerd sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Babbitt.

Things to do in Brainerd

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Loide' Oils & Vinegars
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Safari North ©
Safari North
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf
Loide' Oils & Vinegars ©
Loide' Oils & Vinegars


Babbitt ©
Babbitt is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Babbitt: Cascade River State Park (in Lutsen), Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and Grand Marais (Judge C.R. Magney State Park & Grand Portage State Forest). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, make a trip to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, kick back and relax at Onyx Beach, and see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center.

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

Drive from Brainerd to Babbitt in 3.5 hours. In June, Babbitt is a bit cooler than Brainerd - with highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Babbitt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Ely, Cascade River State Park, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Soudan Underground Mine
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North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park


Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duluth trip maker website .

Drive from Babbitt to Duluth in 2 hours. Traveling from Babbitt in June, expect nights in Duluth to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trips

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park