8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Nevis
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Nevis
— 1 night
Drive
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Park Rapids
— 1 day
Drive
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Bemidji
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Itasca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brainerd
— 1 night
Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Eppley Airfield

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Nevis

— 1 night
Nevis is a city in Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Leech Lake as well as World's Largest Muskie. On the 23rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to World's Largest Muskie, contemplate the waterfront views at Leech Lake, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then hike along Heartland State Trail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Circle of Time.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nevis trip tool.

Omaha to Nevis is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Omaha in June, with highs in Nevis at 76°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Park Rapids.

Things to do in Nevis

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Park Rapids

— 1 day
Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at St. Urho Statue and then find something for the whole family at Evergreen Gifts & Fun Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Park Rapids travel planner.

Park Rapids is very close to Nevis. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bemidji.

Things to do in Park Rapids

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bemidji

— 1 night
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paul Bunyan's Animal Land, delve into the lush surroundings at Chippewa National Forest, and then pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bemidji online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Park Rapids to Bemidji takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bemidji are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Itasca

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Itasca State Park. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Mississippi Headwaters and then immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Red Pine Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Peace Pipe Vista, then trek along La Salle Lake State Recreation Area, and finally explore the activities along Lake Itasca.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lake Itasca trip planner.

Drive from Bemidji to Lake Itasca in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Brainerd.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Brainerd

— 1 night
Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Paul Bunyan State Trail. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Bunyan State Trail, stop by Loide' Oils & Vinegars, then have some family-friendly fun at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari North, and finally get in on the family fun at Paul Bunyan Land. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at Vince Shute Bear Sanctuary, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mesabi Trail, and finally stroll through Gitchi-Gami Trail.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brainerd trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Brainerd takes 2 hours. In June in Brainerd, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brainerd

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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.