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Minneapolis to Chicago drive

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  Minneapolis
 Eau Claire (Wisconsin)
 Neillsville
 Tomah
 Wisconsin Dells
 Madison (Wisconsin)
 South Beloit
 The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Minneapolis to Chicago road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Minneapolis to Chicago. If you're planning a road trip to Chicago, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Minneapolis and Chicago. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Minneapolis and Chicago. 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 Minneapolis
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:33 am  Eau Claire (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:39 pm  Neillsville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

3:33 pm  Tomah
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:33 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

5:24 pm  Wisconsin Dells
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Wisconsin Dells
drive for about 1 hour

11:00 am  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:03 pm  South Beloit
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:03 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:10 pm  eat at The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

5:05 pm  arrive in Chicago
eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
stay at The James Chicago Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Eau Claire (Wisconsin)  (3 answers)

Neillsville

Tomah

Wisconsin Dells  (11 answers)
    Noah's Ark  (3 mentions)
    questions about Wisconsin Dells:
        Best free things to do in Wisconsin Dells?

Madison (Wisconsin)  (29 answers)
    Wisconsin State Capitol  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Madison (Wisconsin):
        The Old Fashioned
        Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co
        L'Etoile
        Ha Long Bay
    questions about Madison (Wisconsin):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
        What restaurants would be appropriate for a business meeting?
        Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
        One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
        Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?

South Beloit

The Vine - Martini & Wine Bar  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Chicago?

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 Chicago.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Chicago to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The James Chicago Hotel, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Palomar Chicago  (9 mentions)
Virgin Hotels Chicago  (8 mentions)
Thompson Chicago  (6 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Chicago?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, which was mentioned 36 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pequod's Pizza  (26 mentions)
Girl & the Goat  (24 mentions)
Big Star  (23 mentions)
Au Cheval  (17 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Chicago?

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:

Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 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 Chicago. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (27 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best Chicago pizza?  (18 answers)

profile  Blair from Halifax asked:
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?  (14 answers)

profile  지은 from asked:
airport transportation  (14 answers)

profile  Stacey from Jackson, Mississippi asked:
What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?  (12 answers)

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




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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 409 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 10 minutes
52 Minneapolis travel answers
3 Eau Claire (Wisconsin) travel answers
11 Wisconsin Dells travel answers
29 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
299 Chicago travel answers





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