9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
2
Rochester
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
End: Minneapolis

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, browse the different shops at Mall of America, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Minnesota.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in February, and nighttime lows around 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
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Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, then explore and take pictures at Quarry Hill Nature Center, then cruise along Garvin Heights, and finally see the interesting displays at Winona National Bank. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rochester visit planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Rochester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rochester are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Rochester

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Winona, National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and sample the fine beverages at Vikre Distillery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Duluth trip site .

Getting from Rochester to Duluth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, Duluth is little chillier than Rochester - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Room Escape Games
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

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