8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota itinerary planner

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Duluth
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
— 3 nights
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Bloomington
— 1 night
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Drive to Aurora

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Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get outdoors at Amnicon Falls State Park and Park Point Nature Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lakewalk and Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Park Point and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip planner.

Aurora to Duluth is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aurora in May; daily highs in Duluth reach 53°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll set off for Minneapolis on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 3 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Head to Grand Avenue and Candylandfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Baker Park Reserve and Summit Avenue. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, examine the collection at Mill City Museum, walk around Mill Ruins Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

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Traveling by flight from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in May: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bloomington

— 1 night
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, get in on the family fun at Lego Imagination Center, then find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, and finally explore the activities along Excelsior Commons.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip itinerary planning app.

Bloomington is just a short distance from Minneapolis. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
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.