15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

15 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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1
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
2
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
3
Lake Itasca
— 2 nights
4
Ely
— 3 nights
5
Duluth
— 3 nights
6
Winona
— 2 nights

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.
When in Minneapolis, make a side trip to see Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, approximately Hastings away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at The Escape Game, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and walk around Minnehaha Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Minneapolis. In June in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint Cloud.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): walk around Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Clemens Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Saint Cloud takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Saint Cloud, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
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Clemens Gardens ©
Clemens Gardens
Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve ©
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

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Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Mississippi Headwaters, appreciate the extensive heritage of Peace Pipe Vista, and then cruise along Wilderness Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Itasca, admire the majestic nature at Itasca State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at La Salle Lake State Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lake Itasca trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Cloud to Lake Itasca takes 3 hours. In June in Lake Itasca, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area
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Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area ©
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Step out of Ely with an excursion to Temperance River State Park in Schroeder--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: engage your brain at North American Bear Center, explore the activities along Temperance River, immerse yourself in nature at Bear Head Lake State Park, and hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ely route planning site.

Getting from Lake Itasca to Ely by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Lake Itasca in June, things will get little chillier in Ely: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Temperance River, Temperance River State Park, Soudan Underground Mine, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park

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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Explore Duluth's surroundings by going to Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park) and Split Rock Loop Trail (in Beaver Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery, and stroll around Canal Park.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Duluth road trip planner.

You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ely in June: highs in Duluth hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Winona.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Split Rock Loop Trail
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

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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 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Winona National Bank, thenwalk around Lake Park, and finally cruise along Garvin Heights City Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Merchants Bank, identify plant and animal life at National Eagle Center, and then go for a walk through Holzinger Lodge Trails.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Winona online trip maker.

You can drive from Duluth to Winona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Duluth in June, with highs in Winona at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

National Eagle Center
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Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Merchants Bank ©
Merchants Bank

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