8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
1
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Appleton

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kids will enjoy Nickelodeon Universe and Science Museum of Minnesota. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Hastings (Extreme Sandbox & Vermillion Falls) and Baker Park Reserve (in Maple Plain). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, find something for the whole family at Valleyfair, and explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington itinerary maker app.

Appleton to Bloomington is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Bloomington are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Hastings, Minnesota Zoo, Baker Park Reserve
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Superior Hiking Trail, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stroll around Enger Park, stroll through Canal Park, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Duluth trip planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Duluth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bloomington in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

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