6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

6 days in Minnesota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Minnesota tour itinerary planner

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Minneapolis
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Duluth
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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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Minnehaha Park, find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, admire the masterpieces at Walker Art Center, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

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Detroit to Minneapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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Duluth

— 3 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Step out of Duluth with an excursion to Gooseberry Falls State Park in Two Harbors--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass, and walk around Canal Park.

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Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, things will get a bit cooler in Duluth: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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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.