5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Duluth
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Minneapolis — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Minneapolis road trip planning website.

Chicago to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to Duluth.
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Duluth — 3 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
When in Duluth, make a side trip to see Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors, approximately Two Harbors away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, and walk around Enger Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Duluth travel planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Duluth is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.
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