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PLAN A TRIP

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Minnesota Wildlife by Motorhome

9 nights motorhome rental including flights and one night hotel upon arrival

Prices change daily so call our expert team on 01159 610590
today for our best availability and deals. 

Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, where the headwaters of the Mississippi River and Lake Superior are located. With 85,000 miles of coastline, 66 state parks, 57 state forests & 2 National forests this truly is a tour for those wanting to get close to nature and view an abundance of wildlife, including the internationally renowned eagle, wolf and black bear wildlife centers.

Remember that the earlier you book, the cheaper rental will be and the higher likelihood of securing the vehicle you would like.  


DAY 1/2
(of motorhome rental after previous one night hotel stay upon arrival) 

Collect your motorhome in Minneapolis, and then it’s not a long drive to your base camp for the next couple of nights at the Minneapolis Southwest KOA in Jordan.

Tour the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and Saint Paul which is one of the greenest metropolitan areas in America with over 1,000 lakes and 400 parks including Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and if time permits the adjoining Walker Art Center. Allow a full day’s visit to Mall of America for some serious shopping. As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Mall of America features 520 stores, 50 restaurants and attractions galore, including Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park, and the new American Girl store.

★ Take a paddlewheel cruise on the Mississippi River. Maybe tour the city by bike – rated top bicycling city in the US by Bicycling magazine. Stock up at all the shops on your visit to Mall of America and remember there’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes in Minnesota!


DAY 3

Today you drive to Itasca State Park, headwaters of the Mississippi River and Minnesota’s oldest state park. Enjoy the park’s 100 lakes, 32,000 acres and walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.

✪ 235 miles to Itasca State Park

★ Visit the Itasca Indian Cemetery or Wegmann’s Cabin, landmarks of centuries gone by. Explore Wilderness Drive past the 2,000 acre Wilderness sanctuary.


DAY 4

Today you drive to Ely named America’s coolest small town by Budget Travel magazine. Visit the North America Bear Center which provides a detailed insight into the lives of the black bears that roam Minnesota’s northern woods. Also located at Ely is the International Wolf Center, featuring a resident wolf pack and offering a variety of educational programs. Tonight you camp at Bear Head Lake State Park, recently voted America’s favourite park in a nationwide campaign sponsored by Coca-Cola.

✪ 210 miles to Ely

★ From the Bear Center windows and observation deck, watch three live bears in a 2 acre wooden enclosure with pond. Enjoy some fun activities at the Wolf Center including night-time howling with the wolves!


DAY 5

Explore the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a day canoe trip, a 1.09 million acre wilderness area within the Superior National Forest. National Geographic magazine rated it among 50 places of a lifetime that any serious world travel must visit. This is a roadless wilderness accessible only by canoe or kayak!

★ Try your hand at fishing which is a popular activity. Game species includes pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch & lake trout. Maybe you will even spot some beaver, bears, moose or bald eagles.


DAY 6/7

Depart for Duluth via the North Shore Scenic Drive, along the coast of Lake Superior. The 154 mile North Shore scenic coastal seashore drive is truly dramatic. Lake encompasses 8 state parks and brims with natural wonder. Spend some time exploring Duluth known for its rocky shoreline and Canal Park with its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge.

✪ 120 miles to Duluth

★ Suggested stops include Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site and Gooseberry Falls state park. Appreciate the areas beauty & wilderness by hiking The Superior Hiking Trail.


DAY 8

Drive to Wabasha following Jay Cooke state park, Veterans Evergreen Memorial Scenic Drive, Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, first among the nation’s Wild Scenic Rivers, and Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway.

✪ 250 miles to Wabasha

★ Suggested stops include the historic river towns of Stillwater and Red Wing.


DAY 9

Visit the National Eagle Center in Wabasha. Four eagles reside at the center and interactive exhibits explain the biology of the eagle, the cultural history of the eagle, its significance as a national symbol and its importance to American Indian cultures. Minnesota has over 1,300 nesting pairs of eagles and Wabasha has one of the largest concentrations of wintering bald eagles in the nation. Drive Bluff Country with soaring, wooded bluffs and charming river towns to stop off at along the way. These scenic river valleys offer plenty to see and do, with antique shops, wineries and apple orchards. There are many Amish homesteads in the area, and shops carry their quilts.

✪ 65 miles

★ Watch eagles soaring overhead, perching in trees or fishing along the river from the vast windows of the new facility at the Eagle Center or by the riverside observation deck. Niagara Cave & Mystery cave tours are other area highlights. Tonight you are camping at the Old Barn Resort & River’s Bend golf course in charming Lanesboro.


DAY 10

It’s an early start to drive the 125 miles back to the Cruise America depot in Minneapolis, unless you have booked the Earlybird departure so you have until 3pm!

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 9 nights motorhome rental, 1 night hotel
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Thanks so much for your meticulous planning and perfect tour of this amazing part of Canada – it was even better than I hoped! Knight Inlet was absolutely stunning and we were so lucky to see grizzly bears, a black bear close up, bald eagles, ospreys, deer and lots of amazing wildlife. The drive from Jasper to Banff with the green lakes and snow covered mountains was drop jaw beautiful! The whole trip was incredible and will remain a lifelong cherished memory for all the family.”

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We really want to say what a fantastic trip it was, and how much we appreciate and acknowledge the customer service offered to us by you and your team.

Everything was as expected, all bookings and information were correct. We just want to say thank you to everyone at Complete North America for helping us achieve one of our long awaited experiences. We would certainly recommend (and already have!) Complete North America to our friends and family.

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All the admin arrangements in terms of vouchers, itinerary etc worked like clockwork. All the accommodation was of a very good standard considering our price range and very varied. All the excursions included by you were excellent. You clearly listened carefully to the specification we gave you and met it fully. We have no hesitation in recommending your firm to friends.

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