14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

14 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Ely
— 2 nights
2
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
3
Duluth
— 3 nights
4
Rochester
— 2 nights
5
Bloomington
— 3 nights

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at International Wolf Center, explore the galleries of North American Bear Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Vermilion Falls, then explore the activities along Crane Lake, and then trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ely trip itinerary maker site.

Philadelphia to Ely is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Ely due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Ely hover around 73°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Soudan Underground Mine, Crane Lake, Vermilion Falls
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North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Marais: Grand Portage (Grand Portage National Monument, High Falls, &more) and Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Grand Portage State Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Temperance River, trek along Honeymoon Bluff, and immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Marais, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Temperance River, Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park
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Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest
Grand Portage State Park ©
Grand Portage State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument

3
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Get out of town with these interesting Duluth side-trips: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and explore the striking landscape of Congdon Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth road trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Duluth are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park ©
Canal Park

2
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, then explore the world behind art at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Polish Museum. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, gain insight at Quarry Hill Nature Center, and then cruise along Garvin Heights City Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rochester itinerary planner.

You can drive from Duluth to Rochester in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rochester are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Winona, National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial ©
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Bloomington is known for shopping, theme parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America, and take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bloomington trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rochester to Bloomington in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. In September, daytime highs in Bloomington are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Candyland
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

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