8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duluth
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
Two Harbors
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Ely
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Voyageurs National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
End: Minneapolis

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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.
For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major airports are Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Rochester International Airport and Duluth International Airport. In August in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off toDuluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 2nd (Fri), snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Aquarium, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Duluth to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Duluth

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Great Lakes Aquarium ©
Great Lakes Aquarium
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gooseberry Falls State Park. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Two Harbors road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Two Harbors takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Two Harbors are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes International Wolf Center as well as North American Bear Center. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at North American Bear Center and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ely online trip builder .

You can drive from Two Harbors to Ely in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Two Harbors in August, Ely is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Voyageurs National Park.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

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Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park ©
Minnesota calls itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and a good number of these lie inside of Voyageurs National Park.
Go for a jaunt from Voyageurs National Park to Crane Lake to see Vermilion Gorge Trail about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Crane Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Ellsworth Rock Gardens, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kabetogama Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Voyageurs National Park planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Ely to Voyageurs National Park with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Voyageurs National Park are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Voyageurs National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Vermilion Gorge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Rainy Lake ©
Rainy Lake
Vermilion Gorge Trail ©
Vermilion Gorge Trail
Ellsworth Rock Gardens ©
Ellsworth Rock Gardens

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