8 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Chicago Itinerary

8 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Chicago Itinerary

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8 days in Minneapolis, Duluth & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
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 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Round Lake Park and Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Park Reserve, and then look for gifts at General Store of Minnetonka.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Minneapolis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Round Lake Park and Beach, General Store of Minnetonka, Baker Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
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 take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, then see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and finally examine the collection at Canal Park. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and finally stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Duluth trip planner .

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center ©
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

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