The Best Travel Deals at Booking Buddy!

Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Minnesota Road Trip Planning Guide

Stash a road trip planning guide in your suitcase for your Minnesota vacations. See the best road trips and  Minnesota travel ideas. Our large and varied state of Minnesota is a natural for road trips. Each region of Minnesota offers a unique adventure and landscape. 

Road Trip Planning Guide

Best roads trips in Scenic Minnesota have enticing names like:

  • Waters of the Dancing Sky: the farthest north scenic byway named in honor of the Northern Lights. This route follows Highway 11 from Karlstad to International Falls.
  • Edge of the Wilderness: take Highway 38 from Grand Rapids to Effie. You'll enjoy the Chippewa National Forest and likely see some eagles.
  • Gunflint Trail: take Highway 12 from Grand Marais through the Superior National Forest. Look for deer, bear, moose and wolves. You'll be traveling right on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  • Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway: this 50 mile long loop along country roads explores the area north of Brainerd.
  • Ladyslipper Byway:This route follows County Road 39 and Highway 2 between the Blackduck and Cass Lake area near the Mississippi River headwaters
  • Grand Rounds Scenic Byway: the only urban National Scenic Byway. Loops through the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. See Minnehaha Park and the Stone Arch Bridge.

Road Trip Planning Guide Resources

Best deals on Minnesota hotels, resorts, or cabins. for everywhere you want to travel in Minnesota.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals



Find the best Minnesota deals, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the places to go and things to do in Minnesota...or anywhere in the world you travel.

Read more on this detailed page about these road trips and more.

Get even more ideas about Minnesota road trip vacation planning.

Minnesota maps, including detailed map books, will take you where your iPhone may not. There and dozens of scenic byways and back roads in the state that many people never explore. We have detailed some of the best road trips.

A road trip along the Great River Road in Minnesota follows the Mississippi River south from its source in Itasca State Park. If you do the entire trip, plan for several days to a full week. You will want to spend some time in the park and nearby towns like Bemidji and Park Rapids. The road meanders for 562 miles through the heart of Minnesota including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Road Trip USA Great River Road is an excellent road trip planning guide for the Minnesota portion of the Great River Road and the road as it continues all the way to New Orleans.

Minnesota Bed & Breakfast Inns Choose a romantic, cozy B & B anywhere in Minnesota you want to be.

Road Trip Planning Guide

Consider a two day, or more, driving tour of Highway 61 along the North Shore of Lake Superior. 

Some of the "must see" attractions along the rugged Lake Superior coast include eight of our most beautiful Minnesota state parks.

There is no better road trip planning guide for this scenic highway than Tales of the Road: Highway 61.

Travel from Duluth to the Canadian border, staying overnight in one of the small towns or Minnesota state parks along the shore.

If you want to take a more extensive Lake Superior road trip, do the Lake Superior Circle Tour.


Road Trip Vacation Planning for Regions of Minnesota

This is just a sampling of unique road trips across Minnesota.

The North Shore road trip and Great River Road trip are extensive...and well worth the time to do them.

If you just want a day trip or short scenic drive there are 22 designated scenic byways in Minnesota.

All of these and many others are described in detail and mapped for you in the road trip planning guide: Backroads & Byways of Minnesota: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions.

Discover the attractions in some of the best vacation destinations in Minnesota. Even if you are just planning a day trip, the same fun spots, attractions, scenic delights and great restaurants can be enjoyed.

Take a day or a weekend and learn what brings so many to our state for unforgettable Minnesota vacations.

Road Trip Planning Guide

Minnesota Road Trip Guides

Minnesota Gifts & Souvenirs

Plan Your Minnesota Vacation

BookingBuddy

Minnesota Vacation Rentals  -  A vacation rental will give you the feel of your own cabin or chalet in Minnesota. Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. There are  fantastic rental properties and amazing locations that will be perfect for your group of any size.

Best Prices on Minnesota Hotels at Hotels.Com

Best Prices on Vacation Packages at BookingBuddy!

25 Best Minnesota Family Resorts

Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.

Enjoy doing the things you love while saving with the discounts in the Entertainment Book. Many offers are two-for-one deals, 50% off and more. Get Your Entertainment Book Today!


Minnesota Maps

Lake Superior Maps

Boundary Waters Maps

 

Only in Minnesota

Minnesota Nice: Adult Coloring Book Full of Minnesota Love

Minnesota Travel Books

Minnesota Travel Road Trip Ideas

Minnesota Visitor Site Map

About Me

Contact Us

Please do not use our interactive forms to spam us with "I took a look at your site...." or something similar and then proceed to offer your services to "make my site better, get me more traffic, etc." I delete dozens of these communications every week.

Minnesota Visitor Home Page

Made In Minnesota

Information

For personalized travel information call 888-VISITMN (847-4866)

Minnesota Department of Natural resources 888-646-6367

Minnesota Historical Society 888-777-8386

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2018
All Rights Reserved

Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.


Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Advertise On Visit Minnesota