8 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Southern Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Pipestone
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mankato
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Winona
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Red Wing
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

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Pipestone

Pipestone ©
Pipestone is a city in Pipestone County, Minnesota, United States. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Main Street, steep yourself in history at Pipestone National Monument, and then contemplate the long history of Pipestone Historic District.

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Minneapolis to Pipestone is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mankato.

Things to do in Pipestone

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

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Mankato

Mankato ©
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota. On the 12th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Minneopa State Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Schell's, and then pause for some photo ops at Hermann the German. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get to know the resident critters at Sibley Park Zoo, and then walk around Green Giant Statue Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mankato road trip app .

Traveling by car from Pipestone to Mankato takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Mankato

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

New Ulm, Green Giant Statue Park
Highlights from your plan
Minneopa State Park ©
Minneopa State Park
Room Escape Games
Green Giant Statue Park ©
Green Giant Statue Park

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Plummer House and Mayowood Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winona: National Eagle Center (in Wabasha), LARK Toys (in Kellogg) and Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial (in Rochester). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights, see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, and Head underground at Niagara Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Winona online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mankato to Winona in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Winona can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Red Wing.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rochester, LARK Toys, Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery, National Eagle Center, Niagara Cave
Highlights from your plan
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery ©
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

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Red Wing

Red Wing ©
Red Wing is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States, along the upper Mississippi River. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hike along Cannon Valley Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pepin, and then see the interesting displays at Red Wing Shoes. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pottery Museum of Red Wing, then do a tasting at Cannon River Winery, then contemplate the long history of Northfield Historical Society, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Northfield Arts Guild.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Red Wing trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Winona to Red Wing takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Red Wing are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Red Wing

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Northfield, Cannon Falls
Highlights from your plan
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes
Northfield Historical Society ©
Northfield Historical Society
Cannon Valley Trail ©
Cannon Valley Trail