8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gainesville, Florida
Fly:  9 h
1
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ely
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Gainesville, Florida

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Minnehaha Park, Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): walk around Hyland Lake Park Reserve, make a trip to Fort Snelling State Park, then have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bloomington itinerary maker website.

Gainesville to Bloomington is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and tram. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gainesville to Bloomington due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in December: high temperatures in Bloomington hover around 28°F and lows are around 16°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Fort Snelling State Park
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Fort Snelling State Park ©
Fort Snelling State Park
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Superior Entry Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Art in the Alley, explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Park Point Nature Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, then see the interesting displays at The Duluth Depot, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Duluth driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Superior
Highlights from your plan
The Duluth Depot ©
The Duluth Depot
Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center ©
Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

3
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at North American Bear Center, see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips, and finally make a trip to Sheridan Street. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Head Lake State Park, stroll through Soudan Underground Mine, examine the collection at Minnesota Musem of Mining, then see the interesting displays at Minnesota Discovery Center, and finally pause for some photo ops at Iron Range Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ely visit planner.

Getting from Duluth to Ely by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in December, things will get slightly colder in Ely: highs are around 19°F and lows about 4°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chisholm, Soudan Underground Mine, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Iron Range Veterans Memorial
Highlights from your plan
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
Minnesota Discovery Center ©
Minnesota Discovery Center

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