9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Council Bluffs
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Winona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 29th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Grandad Bluff and then stroll around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center, and then take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Winona day trip app.

Council Bluffs to Winona is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Council Bluffs in May, expect nights in Winona to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

La Crosse, National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Grandad Bluff ©
Grandad Bluff
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Lakewalk has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then don't miss a visit to Canal Park, and then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk.

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Traveling by car from Winona to Duluth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Winona in May, with highs in Duluth at 53°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
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Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings) and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (in Chanhassen). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and engage your brain at Science Museum of Minnesota.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Duluth to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in June, with highs in Minneapolis at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

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