37 days in Minnesota Itinerary

37 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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1
Duluth
— 6 nights
2
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
3
Ely
— 3 nights
4
Bemidji
— 3 nights
5
Alexandria
— 5 nights
6
New Ulm
— 4 nights
7
Rochester
— 4 nights
8
Minneapolis
— 8 nights

6
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Visit Two Harbors Lighthouse and Stoney Point for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The Duluth Depot and The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Greyhound Bus Museum (in Hibbing), Two Harbors (Superior Hiking Trail, Castle Danger Brewery, &more) and Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Park Point Nature Trail, stroll through Willard Munger State Trail, sample the tasty concoctions at Hoops Brewing, and take in the awesome beauty at Oberg Mountain Loop.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth day trip site.

Newark to Duluth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, Duluth is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Greyhound Bus Museum, Onyx Beach
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:
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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Stoney Point ©
Stoney Point

3
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Appreciate the collections at Sivertson Gallery and Grand Portage National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Marais Lighthouse and North Shore Winery. Explore Grand Marais' surroundings by going to Temperance River State Park (in Schroeder) and High Falls (in Grand Portage). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pincushion Mountain Trail System, hike along Cascade River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, and stop by Gunflint Mercantile.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais online trip builder.

You can drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Portage, Lutsen, Temperance River State Park
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:
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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
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and Sheridan Street. Explore Ely's surroundings by going to Palisade Head (in Beaver Bay), Iron Range Veterans Memorial (in Virginia) and Minnesota Discovery Center (in Chisholm). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Piragis Northwoods Company, admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park, go deep underground at Soudan Underground Mine, and make a trip to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ely road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ely when traveling from Grand Marais in March, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Palisade Head, The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Iron Range Veterans Memorial, Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota Discovery Center
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
Minnesota Discovery Center ©
Minnesota Discovery Center
Piragis Northwoods Company ©
Piragis Northwoods Company

3
nights
Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Headwaters Science Center and Sculpture Walk. Visit Forest History Center and Old Central School for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bemidji: Walker (Leech Lake & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, explore the activities along Lake Bemidji State Park, and make a trip to Chief Bemidji Statute.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bemidji journey planner.

You can drive from Ely to Bemidji in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alexandria.

Things to do in Bemidji

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Walker, Grand Rapids
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 5:
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Headwaters Science Center ©
Headwaters Science Center
Forest History Center ©
Forest History Center
Sculpture Walk ©
Sculpture Walk

5
nights
Alexandria

Alexandria ©
Alexandria is a city and the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Runestone Museum and Roundhouse Brewery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carlos Creek Winery and Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alexandria: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (in Waite Park), Jack Pine Brewery (in Baxter) and Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (in Little Falls). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Junkyard Brewing Company, hike along Central Lakes Trail, tee off at Legacy at Cragun's, and don't miss a visit to Otto the Big Otter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alexandria route tool.

You can drive from Bemidji to Alexandria in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Alexandria can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Ulm.

Things to do in Alexandria

Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brainerd, Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Junkyard Brewing Company, Jack Pine Brewery, Otto the Big Otter
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Runestone Museum ©
Runestone Museum
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum ©
Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
Carlos Creek Winery ©
Carlos Creek Winery

4
nights
New Ulm

New Ulm
New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. Schell's and Fagen Fighters WWII Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pipestone National Monument and Crow River Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from New Ulm: Jeffers Petroglyphs (in Comfrey), Alexander Ramsey Park (in Redwood Falls) and Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (in Walnut Grove). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Hermann the German and immerse yourself in nature at Flandrau State Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Ulm trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Alexandria to New Ulm takes 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New Ulm can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rochester.

Things to do in New Ulm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jeffers Petroglyphs, Alexander Ramsey Park, Pipestone National Monument, Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, Crow River Winery
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Schell's
Schell's
Jeffers Petroglyphs ©
Jeffers Petroglyphs
Pipestone National Monument ©
Pipestone National Monument

4
nights
Rochester

Rochester ©
Rochester is a city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like LARK Toys and Mayowood Mansion. Museum-lovers will appreciate International Owl Center and Winona County Historical Society. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochester: Red Wing Shoes (in Red Wing), Whitewater State Park (in Altura) and Winona (Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka & Watkins Museum and Store). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assisi Heights, contemplate the long history of Plummer House, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Trail, and admire the landmark architecture of Gonda Building.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rochester trip app.

You can drive from New Ulm to Rochester in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Winona, International Owl Center, Red Wing Shoes, Whitewater State Park, LARK Toys
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys
International Owl Center ©
International Owl Center
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes

8
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.
Basilica of St. Mary and Northfield Historical Society will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Russian Art and Weisman Art Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Mankato (Reconciliation Park & Minneopa State Park), Karl Oskar and Kristina monument (in Lindstrom) and Mankato Brewery (in North Mankato). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamarack Nature Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Urban Growler Brewing Company, and stroll around French Regional Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rochester to Minneapolis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Mankato, Bloomington, French Regional Park, Karl Oskar and Kristina monument
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 26:
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The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art
Northfield Historical Society ©
Northfield Historical Society
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling

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