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Austin to Minneapolis via Ames (Iowa)

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  Austin
 Fort Worth
 Oklahoma City
 Wichita
 Topeka
 Ames (Iowa)
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Austin to Minneapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Austin 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 Austin and Ames (Iowa). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Austin and Ames (Iowa). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Austin
drive for about 3 hours

12:46 pm  Fort Worth
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:45 pm  Oklahoma City
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:34 pm  Wichita
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:47 pm  Topeka
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Topeka
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:29 pm  Ames (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:29 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:49 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Fort Worth  (36 answers)
    Kimbell Art Museum  (9 mentions)
    Fort Worth Zoo  (5 mentions)
    Billy Bob's Texas  (5 mentions)
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art  (5 mentions)
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Worth:
        Joe T. Garcia's
        Love Shack
    questions about Fort Worth:
        Best free things to do in Fort Worth?
        Best neighborhoods for 20 somethings to live

Oklahoma City  (39 answers)
    Boathouse District  (4 mentions)
    Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum  (3 mentions)
    AT&T Bricktown Ballpark  (2 mentions)
    Science Museum Oklahoma  (2 mentions)
    Stockyards City Main Street  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oklahoma City:
        Kitchen No. 324
        Big Truck Tacos
        Waffle Champion
        Cheever's Cafe
        Museum Cafe
    hotels around Oklahoma City:
        The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
    questions about Oklahoma City:
        Breakfast Restaurant in OKC
        What sort of hands-on things can I experience in OKC?
        What's the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for a first time visitor?

Wichita  (8 answers)
    questions about Wichita:
        Good restaurant for a group?

Topeka  (3 answers)

Ames (Iowa)


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?  (15 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Minneapolis?  (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)

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 Austin 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 Austin to Minneapolis. Or get a full Austin 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 Austin well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Austin!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,179 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 57 minutes
177 Austin travel answers
36 Fort Worth travel answers
39 Oklahoma City travel answers
8 Wichita travel answers
3 Topeka travel answers
1 Ames (Iowa) travel answer
56 Minneapolis travel answers





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