8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Ely
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at International Wolf Center, then explore the galleries of North American Bear Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center.

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Los Angeles to Ely is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Ely due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Ely to be cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
When in Duluth, make a side trip to see Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, get answers to all your questions at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, and stroll through Park Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Duluth online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ely in September since evenings lows in Duluth dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Park Point ©
Park Point

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Extreme Sandbox in Hastings--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, get your game on at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, and admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Duluth in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Target Field ©
Target Field

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