8 days in Duluth & Minneapolis Itinerary

8 days in Duluth & Minneapolis Itinerary

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8 days in Duluth & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Duluth
1
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Duluth

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves (in Bayfield), Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park, Castle Danger Brewery, & more) and Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Soudan Underground Mine, and stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Duluth. In May, daytime highs in Duluth are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Soudan Underground Mine, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get your game on at FlyOver America, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally have fun at Target Field. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, then get your game on at The Escape Game, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally snap pictures at Wabasha Street Bridge.

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Drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Duluth in May, expect Minneapolis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Target Field ©
Target Field

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