4 days in Minnesota Itinerary

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Duluth — 1 day

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

On the 12th (Sun), look for gifts at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

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Chicago to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Duluth at 34°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ely.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Ely — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then identify plant and animal life at White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ely online vacation planner.

Drive from Duluth to Ely in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Duluth in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ely, with lows of 10°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Minneapolis.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Minneapolis — 2 nights

The City of Lakes

On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Rybicki Cheese. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Candyland - St Paul, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then get curious at Science Museum of Minnesota, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip app.

You can fly from Ely to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ely in March; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 41°F and lows reach 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
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Minnesota travel guide

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.