5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

5 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Duluth
— 1 night
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Ely
— 1 night
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, then walk around Canal Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Duluth online trip planner.

Green Bay to Duluth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in January, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ely.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Ely

— 1 night
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then surround yourself with nature on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ely trip builder app.

You can drive from Duluth to Ely in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in February, things will get little chillier in Ely: highs are around 18°F and lows about -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails
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Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then make a trip to Minnehaha Falls. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America.

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You can fly from Ely to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ely in February, with highs in Minneapolis at 27°F and lows at 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Minnesota travel guide

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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.