9 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

9 days in Northeast Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northeast Minnesota trip planner

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Duluth
— 3 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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Silver Bay
— 1 night
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Grand Marais
— 2 nights
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Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Duluth is known for parks, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and walk around Leif Erikson Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Duluth sightseeing planner.

Rochester to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Duluth, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Iron Range Veterans Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Head Lake State Park, then go deep underground at Soudan Underground Mine, and finally stop by Piragis Northwoods Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): browse the exhibits of North American Bear Center, steep yourself in history at Dorothy Molter Museum, and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ely day trip app.

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ely when traveling from Duluth in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Silver Bay

— 1 night
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Onyx Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse, then grab your bike and head to Gooseberry Falls State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Silver Bay online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Silver Bay takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Silver Bay can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Grand Marais

— 2 nights
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 17th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest, then see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Grand Portage State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Marais trip simple and quick.

Getting from Silver Bay to Grand Marais by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Silver Bay in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Marais, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips