8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Minneapolis
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Duluth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Minneapolis

3
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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Two Harbors (Split Rock Lighthouse & Gooseberry Falls State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, make a trip to Enger Park and Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and contemplate the long history of Glensheen-Historic Congdon Estate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Duluth online itinerary creator.

Minneapolis to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, you will find days in Duluth are a bit cooler (35°F), and nights are about the same (21°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge
Canal Park
Canal Park

5
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota in Hastings (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, admire the striking features of Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and have fun at Target Field.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Duluth in March, expect nights in Minneapolis to be about the same, around 24°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Valleyfair, Extreme Sandbox - Minnesota
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Target Field
Target Field