8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h
1
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

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) and Soudan Underground Mine (in Soudan). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery, stroll around Canal Park, and take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duluth trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Duluth is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Duluth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Duluth reach 55°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, Gooseberry Falls State Park
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings), National Eagle Center (in Wabasha) and Sargent's Nursery (in Red Wing). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, walk around Minnehaha Park, and meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bloomington online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Duluth to Bloomington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Bloomington sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, National Eagle Center, Extreme Sandbox, Sargent's Nursery
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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