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The North Great River Road from Minneapolis (Self Drive)
7 to 10+ Nigths from $1,847*
This sample price: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on 4/30/2023, departure from Miami International MIA (FL), US. Choose your own departure city and dates.
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.

Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois! Experience The Great River Road (the longest and most important scenic byway in America), through the Mississippi River. The Mississippi was a main means of moving goods between northern and southern states in the earliest days of the USA - and there is a lot of history of early industry and innovation in the towns along the river. With this Self-Drive package enjoy scenic stops along this important river; starting in Minneapolis (the major city in Minnesota). After that, drive along the Mississippi, to the south. Along The Great River Road, you will experience the living history of the region and cities, through music, local cuisine, as well as their history, like for example; Hannibal, MO; near the river, was home to American author Mark Twain and was an inspiration in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.


This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Minneapolis, MN, and out of St. Louis, MO
  • Rental Car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Minneapolis, MN
  • Hotel for 1 night in the Great River Road area, WI
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the North Great River Road area, IL
  • Hotel for 2 nights in the Great River Road area near St. Louis, MO

Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Miami International MIA (FL), US for 7 nights
1846.20 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (12)     St Louis, MO (11)     Great River Road North, IL (2)     Great River Road Middle, IL (1)     Great River Road, WI (1)    
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1. Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
  53 hotels
2. Great River Road, WI
   (24 hotels)
3. Great River Road North, IL
   (21 hotels)
4. Great River Road Middle, IL
   (14 hotels)
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2 nights in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

The Twin Cities on the mighty Mississippi, Minneapolis, and its sister city, Minnesota`s capital Saint Paul, are the economic, cultural, artistic, and educational epicenters of the state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is known for its vibrant arts scene, as well as gorgeous scenes in nature that are not far removed at all from Minnesota`s largest urban core. Saint Paul, described many times as `the most livable city in America`, is known for its museums among other attractions, such as the Minnesota History Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Como Park Zoo and Observatory, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota History Museum, Minnesota State Capitol, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Northwest Minneapolis Arts District, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Guthrie Theater, American Swedish Institute, University of Minnesota, and so much more!



1 nights in Great River Road, WI

The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Wisconsin Great River Road offers gorgeous scenery for 250 miles north from Prairie du Chien to La Crosse to Prescott, passing through towns like Onalaska, Trempealeau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff. La Crosse is directly across from La Crescent in Minnesota, and the parallel Great River Road journey in Minnesota passes through Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, and Hastings.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wisconsin cities and towns such as Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Prescott, Onalaska, Trempeleau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff, and Minnesota towns such as La Crescent, Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, and so much more!



2 nights in Great River Road North, IL

The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and is arguably the most gorgeous and picture-perfect segment of the drive. The northern segment of the National Scenic Byway passes through East Dubuque, Galena, and Fulton, among other towns and cities, with Dubuque, Bellevue, and Clinton on the Iowa side opposite the aforementioned towns.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Dubuque, East Dubuque, Galena, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Fulton, Fulton Windmill, Grant Wood Scenic Byway, Lincoln Highway, Bellevue, Clinton, East Clinton, Cattail Slough Wetland Preserve, and so much more!



2 nights in Great River Road Middle, IL

The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and, about 60 miles into the drive from East Dubuque, you will be starting the middle portion of the drive. This segment passes through Nauvoo, Quincy, and Alton, among other towns and cities, with Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana and Clarksville directly opposite on the Missouri side.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Delabar State Park, Nauvoo, Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo Temple, Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, Siloam Springs State Park, Quincy, Little Dixie Highway, Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge, Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana, Clarksville, Pere Marquette State Park, Alton, and so much more!




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Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Day 1
Arrive to Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Overnight in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   53 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN   53 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Great River Road, WI
Day 3
Arrive to Great River Road, WI
Overnight in Great River Road, WI   24 hotels offered
Day 4
Departing from Great River Road, WI
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Great River Road North, IL
Day 4
Arrive to Great River Road North, IL
Overnight in Great River Road North, IL   21 hotels offered
Day 5
Overnight in Great River Road North, IL   21 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Great River Road North, IL
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Great River Road Middle, IL
Day 6
Arrive to Great River Road Middle, IL
Overnight in Great River Road Middle, IL   14 hotels offered
Day 7
Overnight in Great River Road Middle, IL   14 hotels offered
Day 8
Departing from Great River Road Middle, IL

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Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN Hotels (53 total)
Great River Road, WI Hotels (24 total)
Great River Road North, IL Hotels (21 total)
Great River Road Middle, IL Hotels (14 total)


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Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
The Twin Cities on the mighty Mississippi, Minneapolis, and its sister city, Minnesota`s capital Saint Paul, are the economic, cultural, artistic, and educational epicenters of the state of Minnesota. Minneapolis is known for its vibrant arts scene, as well as gorgeous scenes in nature that are not far removed at all from Minnesota`s largest urban core. Saint Paul, described many times as `the most livable city in America`, is known for its museums among other attractions, such as the Minnesota History Center and the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, Como Park Zoo and Observatory, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota History Museum, Minnesota State Capitol, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Northwest Minneapolis Arts District, Cathedral of Saint Paul, Guthrie Theater, American Swedish Institute, University of Minnesota, and so much more!
Great River Road, WI
The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Wisconsin Great River Road offers gorgeous scenery for 250 miles north from Prairie du Chien to La Crosse to Prescott, passing through towns like Onalaska, Trempealeau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff. La Crosse is directly across from La Crescent in Minnesota, and the parallel Great River Road journey in Minnesota passes through Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, and Hastings.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Wisconsin cities and towns such as Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Prescott, Onalaska, Trempeleau, Fountain City, Nelson, and Diamond Bluff, and Minnesota towns such as La Crescent, Winona, Wabasha, Lake City, Red Wing, Hastings, and so much more!
Great River Road North, IL
The Great River Road takes adventure-seekers on the open road as it parallels the Mississippi River. The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and is arguably the most gorgeous and picture-perfect segment of the drive. The northern segment of the National Scenic Byway passes through East Dubuque, Galena, and Fulton, among other towns and cities, with Dubuque, Bellevue, and Clinton on the Iowa side opposite the aforementioned towns.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Dubuque, East Dubuque, Galena, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Fulton, Fulton Windmill, Grant Wood Scenic Byway, Lincoln Highway, Bellevue, Clinton, East Clinton, Cattail Slough Wetland Preserve, and so much more!
Great River Road Middle, IL
The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway clocks in at 550 miles and, about 60 miles into the drive from East Dubuque, you will be starting the middle portion of the drive. This segment passes through Nauvoo, Quincy, and Alton, among other towns and cities, with Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana and Clarksville directly opposite on the Missouri side.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Delabar State Park, Nauvoo, Nauvoo State Park, Nauvoo Temple, Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge, Siloam Springs State Park, Quincy, Little Dixie Highway, Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge, Hannibal, Ashburn, Louisiana, Clarksville, Pere Marquette State Park, Alton, and so much more!

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