8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Winona National Bank and then cruise along Garvin Heights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Old Hwy 61.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Winona road trip website .

Detroit to Winona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Winona due to the time zone difference. In April in Winona, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Scenic Drive Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

3
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get all the information you need at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, and see the interesting displays at Canal Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Duluth holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, Duluth is slightly colder than Winona - with highs of 42°F and lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Room Escape Games
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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis tour builder tool .

You can drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Duluth in April, you will find days in Minneapolis are a bit warmer (54°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Target Field ©
Target Field
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

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