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Des Moines to Minneapolis drive in an RV

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  Des Moines
 Ames (Iowa)
 Webster City
 Iowa Falls
 Clear Lake
 Albert Lea
 Waseca
 Eagan
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Des Moines to Minneapolis

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Des Moines to Minneapolis in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Minneapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Des Moines
drive for about 38 minutes

10:38 am  Ames (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:38 am
drive for about 48 minutes

12:26 pm  Webster City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:26 pm
drive for about 41 minutes

2:06 pm  Iowa Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:07 pm  Clear Lake
stay overnight at Best Western Holiday Lodge Clear Lake
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Best Western Holiday Lodge Clear Lake
drive for about 50 minutes

10:50 am  Albert Lea
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:50 am
drive for about 41 minutes

12:32 pm  Waseca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:44 pm  Eagan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

4:07 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
stay at The Hotel Minneapolis Autograph Collection

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Ames (Iowa)

Webster City
    Briggs Woods Park Hamilton County Park  (1 mention)

Iowa Falls

Clear Lake
    Clear Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    Oakwood RV Park  (1 mention)
    Mcintosh Woods State Park  (1 mention)
    Deer Valley Lodge CG  (1 mention)
    North Iowa Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    hotels around Clear Lake:
        Best Western Holiday Lodge Clear Lake
        Microtel Inn Clear Lake
        AmericInn Lodge & Suites Clear Lake
        Super 8 Clear Lake
        Oakwood RV Park
        Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mason City
        Super 8 Mason City
    questions about Clear Lake:
        restaurants

Albert Lea
    White Fox - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Backpack 1 - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Backpack 2 - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Big Island - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Backpack 4 - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Backpack 3 - Myre-Big Island State Park  (1 mention)
    Hickory Hills Campground  (1 mention)

Waseca
    Kieslers Clear Lake Campground  (1 mention)

Eagan  (2 answers)
    Lebanon Hills Campground  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Eagan:
        Cupcake
    questions about Eagan:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Eagan?


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 The Hotel Minneapolis Autograph Collection.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Marquette  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels 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 AllStays:

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)

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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 Des Moines drive in an RV, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Des Moines? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Des Moines.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Des Moines to Minneapolis. Or get a full Des Moines 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 Des Moines well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Des Moines!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 244 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 36 minutes
21 Des Moines travel answers
1 Ames (Iowa) travel answer
1 Clear Lake travel answer
2 Eagan travel answers
56 Minneapolis travel answers





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