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Atlanta to Minneapolis drive

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  Atlanta
 Chattanooga
 Nashville
 Grand Rivers
 Mount Vernon
 Bloomington (Illinois)
 Madison
 Eau Claire
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Atlanta to Minneapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Atlanta to Minneapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Minneapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Atlanta and Minneapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Atlanta and Minneapolis. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Atlanta
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:45 pm  Chattanooga
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:45 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:56 pm  Nashville
stay overnight at Gaylord Opryland Resort
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Gaylord Opryland Resort
drive for about 2 hours

11:52 am  Grand Rivers
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:51 pm  Mount Vernon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:03 pm  Bloomington (Illinois)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Bloomington (Illinois)
drive for about 3 hours

1:01 pm  Madison
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:48 pm  Eau Claire
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:20 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Atlanta, Georgia.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.


Where should I stop along the way?

Chattanooga  (25 answers)
    Ruby Falls  (5 mentions)
    Rock City  (3 mentions)
    Tennessee Aquarium  (2 mentions)
    Creative Discovery Museum  (2 mentions)
    Lookout Mountain  (2 mentions)
    questions about Chattanooga:
        Activities in Chattanooga for families with active kids
        Is April 2015 a good month to visit Chattanooga?

Nashville  (149 answers)
    Grand Ole Opry  (8 mentions)
    Country Music Hall of Fame  (6 mentions)
    Ryman Auditorium  (6 mentions)
    Centennial Park  (6 mentions)
    The Parthenon  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Nashville:
        Bluebird Cafe
        Opryland Hotel
        Pancake Pantry
        Hattie B's Hot Chicken - 19th Ave
        Peg Leg Porker BBQ
    hotels around Nashville:
        Gaylord Opryland Resort
        The Hermitage Hotel
        Omni Nashville Hotel
    questions about Nashville:
        Nearby small towns or outdoor areas?
        Top of the line hotels in Nashville?
        What are some must sees in Nashville during the weekend
        Best Location to Stay
        Hotel by Airport

Grand Rivers  (2 answers)

Mount Vernon  (2 answers)
    questions about Mount Vernon:
        I need Locals Advise

Bloomington (Illinois)  (4 answers)
    questions about Bloomington (Illinois):
        Inexpensive things for 4
        Best free things to do in Bloomington (Illinois)?

Madison  (24 answers)
    Wisconsin State Capitol  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Madison:
        The Old Fashioned
        Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co
        L'Etoile
        Ha Long Bay
    questions about Madison:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
        Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
        Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
        One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
        Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?

Eau Claire  (2 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to stay in Minneapolis?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Minneapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Minneapolis? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Minneapolis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Bachelor Farmer, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

112 Eatery  (8 mentions)
Sea Salt Eatery  (7 mentions)
Midtown Global Market  (6 mentions)
Psycho Suzi's  (6 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Minneapolis? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Minneapolis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Lake Calhoun  (23 mentions)
Lake Harriet  (21 mentions)
Lake Of The Isles  (17 mentions)
Minnehaha Falls  (10 mentions)
Minnehaha Park  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Minneapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Is the Mall of America worth visiting?  (13 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Fine dining in Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

profile  Owen from Las Vegas asked:
Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Minneapolis.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Minneapolis to Atlanta drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Atlanta to Minneapolis. Or get a full Atlanta to Minneapolis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Atlanta well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Atlanta!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,130 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 21 minutes
Minneapolis is 1 hour behind Atlanta
109 Atlanta travel answers
25 Chattanooga travel answers
149 Nashville travel answers
2 Grand Rivers travel answers
2 Mount Vernon travel answers
4 Bloomington (Illinois) travel answers
24 Madison travel answers
2 Eau Claire travel answers
46 Minneapolis travel answers





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