8 days in Midwest Itinerary

8 days in Midwest Itinerary

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8 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Onamia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
McGregor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Rapids
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Hibbing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Two Harbors
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Duluth
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
End: Minneapolis

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Onamia

Onamia ©
Onamia is a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States. Mille Lacs Kathio State Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Onamia attractions website .

Minneapolis to Onamia is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in June; daily highs in Onamia reach 73°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to McGregor.

Things to do in Onamia

Nature Parks
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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park ©
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

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McGregor

McGregor ©
McGregor is a city in Aitkin County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Savanna Portage State Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the McGregor trip site .

Drive from Onamia to McGregor in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in McGregor are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in McGregor

Wildlife Parks
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Savanna Portage State Park ©
Savanna Portage State Park

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
Grand Rapids is a city in Itasca County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Schoolcraft State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids sightseeing planner .

Getting from McGregor to Grand Rapids by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hibbing.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Schoolcraft State Park
Highlights from your plan
Schoolcraft State Park ©
Schoolcraft State Park

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Hibbing

Hibbing ©
Hibbing is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Mesabi Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hibbing trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Hibbing in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Hibbing can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Hibbing

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

McCarthy Beach State Park, Mesabi Trail
Highlights from your plan
McCarthy Beach State Park ©
McCarthy Beach State Park

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bass Lake Trail.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ely trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Hibbing to Ely in 1.5 hours. In June in Ely, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Crane Lake, Vermilion Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): head outdoors with Artists Point and then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Marais day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 3 hours. Traveling from Ely in June, you will find days in Grand Marais are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cascade River State Park, Gunflint Trail
Highlights from your plan
Artists Point ©
Artists Point
Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

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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. You've now added Gooseberry Falls State Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point, kick back and relax at Onyx Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hellacious Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Baptism River, then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, and finally stroll through Split Rock Loop Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Two Harbors day trip tool .

You can drive from Grand Marais to Two Harbors in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Marais in June; daily highs in Two Harbors reach 71°F and lows reach 50°F. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Silver Bay, Split Rock Loop Trail
Highlights from your plan
Stoney Point ©
Stoney Point
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Park Point has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Amnicon Falls State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth day trip planner.

You can drive from Two Harbors to Duluth in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Two Harbors in June, plan for little chillier days in Duluth, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Amnicon Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park
Park Point ©
Park Point

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