16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

16 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Winona
— 3 nights
2
Duluth
— 4 nights
3
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
4
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
5
New Ulm
— 2 nights

3
nights
Winona

Winona ©
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. Discover out-of-the-way places like LARK Toys and Minnesota Marine Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at International Owl Center and Winona County Historical Society. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanesboro Arts (in Lanesboro) and Reads Landing (in Lake City). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, take a memorable drive along Garvin Heights City Park, make a trip to The Fremont Store, and get engrossed in the history at Polish Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Winona trip builder site.

North Platte to Winona is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from North Platte in March, plan for little chillier days in Winona, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

International Owl Center, Lanesboro Arts, Reads Landing, The Fremont Store, LARK Toys
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LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys
Minnesota Marine Art Museum ©
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
International Owl Center ©
International Owl Center

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
For shopping fun, head to Beaver Bay Agate Shop or Art in the Alley. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park Point and Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors Lighthouse, &more) and Grand Rapids (Forest History Center & Judy Garland Museum). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Duluth Depot, steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and get to know the fascinating history of Stoney Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Winona, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Grand Rapids, Beaver Bay Agate Shop
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Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
The Duluth Depot ©
The Duluth Depot

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Shop till you drop at Sivertson Gallery and Gunflint Mercantile. Popular historic sites such as Grand Marais Lighthouse and Father Baraga's Cross are in your itinerary. When in Grand Marais, make a side trip to see Grand Portage National Monument in Grand Portage, approximately Grand Portage away. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at North Shore Winery, hike along Honeymoon Bluff, play a few rounds at Superior National Golf Course, and fly down the slopes at Pincushion Mountain Trail System.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. In March in Grand Marais, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lutsen, Father Baraga's Cross, Grand Portage National Monument
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Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Sivertson Gallery ©
Sivertson Gallery

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.
Do your shopping at General Store of Minnetonka and Mall of America. Let the collections at The Museum of Russian Art and Red Wing Shoes capture your imagination. Take a break from Minneapolis with a short trip to Northfield Historical Society in Northfield, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game, browse the different shops at Rybicki Cheese, and explore and take pictures at Summit Avenue.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis visit planning website.

Drive from Grand Marais to Minneapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Grand Marais, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Minneapolis, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington, Summit Avenue, Northfield Historical Society, Red Wing Shoes, General Store of Minnetonka
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The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art
Northfield Historical Society ©
Northfield Historical Society
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes

2
nights
New Ulm

New Ulm
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): do a tasting at Crow River Winery and then steep yourself in history at Sod House on the Prairie. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Wanda Gag House and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Schell's.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Ulm trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Minneapolis to New Ulm by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in New Ulm can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Ulm

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Sod House on the Prairie, Crow River Winery
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Schell's
Schell's
Crow River Winery ©
Crow River Winery
Sod House on the Prairie ©
Sod House on the Prairie

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