8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Attractions like Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Lakewalk make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, Gooseberry Falls State Park, &more). The adventure continues: take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, kick back and relax at Park Point, contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

San Francisco to Duluth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Duluth due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Duluth at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Two Harbors
Highlights from your plan
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

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nickelodeon Universe and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Hastings (Vermillion Falls, Extreme Sandbox, &more). There's still lots to do: get your game on at The Escape Game, get curious at Science Museum of Minnesota, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and get to know the resident critters at Minnesota Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bloomington day trip planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Bloomington in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, Bloomington is a bit warmer than Duluth - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Hastings, Saint Paul, Minnesota Zoo, Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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