8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Two Harbors
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online journey maker .

Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

4
nights
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. Explore Two Harbors' surroundings by going to Duluth (Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, Leif Erikson Park, & more), The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center (in Tower) and Soudan Underground Mine (in Soudan). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gooseberry Falls State Park, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, browse the exhibits of Split Rock Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Two Harbors road trip tool .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Two Harbors in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in September: high temperatures in Two Harbors hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Duluth, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

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