8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota travel planner

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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
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Walker
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Paul
— 2 nights
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Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Park Point and Park Point Nature Trail. Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Castle Danger Brewery about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Bent Paddle Brewing Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Willard Munger State Trail, cruise along W Skyline Pkwy, and sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery.

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London, UK to Duluth is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

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Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see what you can catch with Joe's Inland Fishing, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais trip maker.

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. In April in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Walker.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Walker

— 1 night
Walker is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Circle of Time, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Leech Lake.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Walker trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Walker takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Grand Marais in April, expect nights in Walker to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Walker

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Saint Paul

— 2 nights

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Candyland, look for all kinds of wild species at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, then gain insight at The Raptor Center, and finally take a stroll through Summit Avenue.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint Paul trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Walker to Saint Paul takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Saint Paul when traveling from Walker in April, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.