8 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area Itinerary

8 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area Itinerary

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8 days in The Minneapolis-Saunt Paul Area Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Taylors Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark


The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Get outdoors at Summit Avenue and Square Lake Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Minnesota's Largest Candy Store and Fort Snelling State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: French Regional Park (in Plymouth) and Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery (in Waconia). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of America, get a sense of history and politics at Minnesota State Capitol, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bloomington day trip planning site .

Newark to Bloomington is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark to Bloomington, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Bloomington are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Taylors Falls.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Square Lake Park, Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery, Minnesota's Largest Candy Store
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Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling

Taylors Falls

Taylors Falls ©
Taylors Falls is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States, located at the junction of U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Wild Mountain Winery, get engrossed in the history at Folsom House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Interstate State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Taylors Falls online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Taylors Falls takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bloomington in June since evenings lows in Taylors Falls dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Schroeder.

Things to do in Taylors Falls

Nature Parks Wineries
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Wild Mountain Winery ©
Wild Mountain Winery
Interstate State Park ©
Interstate State Park
Folsom House ©
Folsom House


Schroeder ©
Schroeder is an unincorporated community in Schroeder Township, Cook County, Minnesota, United States.The community is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, then take some stellar pictures from Father Baraga's Cross, and then immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park.

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You can drive from Taylors Falls to Schroeder in 3.5 hours. In June, Schroeder is a bit cooler than Taylors Falls - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Schroeder

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center ©
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park
Cross River Heritage Center ©
Cross River Heritage Center

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