9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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9 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Duluth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Baker Park Reserve and Square Lake Park. Escape the urban bustle at Minnehaha Park and Minnesota Zoo. Step out of Minneapolis with an excursion to Tremblay's Sweet Shop in Stillwater--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Round Lake Park and Beach, have fun at Target Field, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and get your game on at FlyOver America.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Winona.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stillwater, Minnesota Zoo, Round Lake Park and Beach, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Baker Park Reserve
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Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Round Lake Park and Beach ©
Round Lake Park and Beach

1
night
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, cruise along Garvin Heights, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sugar Loaf.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Winona trip builder .

Getting from Minneapolis to Winona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Winona can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Winona

Outdoors Trails Nature
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Cascade River State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Devil's Kettle. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, admire the majestic nature at Grand Portage State Park, and then trek along Honeymoon Bluff.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Marais trip builder site .

Drive from Winona to Grand Marais in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Winona in June, with highs in Grand Marais at 61°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Portage State Park, Cascade River State Park, Devil's Kettle
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Visiting Gooseberry Falls State Park and Brighton Beach Park will get you outdoors. Visit Park Point and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, stroll around Canal Park, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Duluth trip planner .

Getting from Grand Marais to Duluth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Grand Marais in June, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Park Point ©
Park Point

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