8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Silver Bay
— 3 nights
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport

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Minneapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with Kerfoot Canopy Tour and then stroll around Minnehaha Park. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Summit Avenue and then get all the equipment you need at Clear Waters Outfitting.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis online trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles to Minneapolis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. August in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then kick back and relax at Park Point, then sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery, and finally relax and float downstream with Swiftwater Adventures.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Duluth trip planner.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Duluth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 73°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park, admire the sheer force of High Falls, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse, and finally glide peacefully along the water with Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Marais online attractions planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Silver Bay

Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Palisade Head. Visit Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Onyx Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Tettegouche State Park, trek along Superior Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Shovel Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tettegouche Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Silver Bay trip maker app.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Silver Bay can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.