8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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8 days in Minnesota Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  10​h
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bloomington
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  5​h
New York City

2
days
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, then view the masterpieces at Sivertson Gallery, and then immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip planning site .

New York City to Grand Marais is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Marais, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Grand Marais hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grand Portage National Monument, Cascade River State Park
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Judge C.R. Magney State Park ©
Judge C.R. Magney State Park
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Grand Portage National Monument
Grand Portage National Monument

2
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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 5th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Gooseberry Falls State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Duluth holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Duluth in 2.5 hours. In June in Duluth, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Two Harbors
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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

2
days
Bloomington

Bloomington
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, enjoy some diversion at Target Field, and then meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park and then get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bloomington driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Bloomington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Duluth in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Bloomington: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Minneapolis, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Target Field
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

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