8 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Chicago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis

— 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Mill City Museum, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Round Lake Park and Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, and then look for gifts at General Store of Minnetonka.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip maker website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Minneapolis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Minneapolis when traveling from Tel Aviv in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then get a taste of the local shopping with Art in the Alley, then examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and finally stroll around Canal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and finally stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duluth trip maker.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in June, with highs in Duluth at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Tue), get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online travel route planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums