8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  8​h
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Paul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Durham

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Gooseberry Falls State Park (in Two Harbors), Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay) and Soudan Underground Mine (in Soudan). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, see the interesting displays at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Duluth trip builder .

Durham to Duluth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Durham in June: highs in Duluth hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Onyx Beach, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and FlyOver America make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Saint Paul to Wabasha to see National Eagle Center about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, have fun and explore at Twin City Model Railroad Museum, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, and ponder the world of politics at Minnesota State Capitol.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Saint Paul trip maker app .

Getting from Duluth to Saint Paul by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in June: high temperatures in Saint Paul hover around 78°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, National Eagle Center
Highlights from your plan
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

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