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Minneapolis to District of Columbia drive

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  Minneapolis
 Eau Claire (Wisconsin)
 Madison (Wisconsin)
 Chicago
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Cleveland
 Pittsburgh
 Sideling Hill
   District of Columbia 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Minneapolis to District of Columbia road trip planner

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

12:33 pm  Eau Claire (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:19 pm  Madison (Wisconsin)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Madison (Wisconsin)
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:38 am  Chicago
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:37 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Toledo (Ohio)
drive for about 2 hours

10:49 am  Cleveland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:54 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:54 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:04 pm  Sideling Hill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:04 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:57 pm  arrive at District of Columbia

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

Eau Claire (Wisconsin)  (3 answers)

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?
        Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
        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?

Chicago  (299 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    questions about Chicago:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Cleveland  (55 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        Fun things to do

Pittsburgh  (39 answers)
    Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History  (8 mentions)
    National Aviary  (6 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
    Phipps Conservatory  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Pittsburgh:
        Primanti Brothers
        Primanti Bros.
    questions about Pittsburgh:
        First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
        First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?
        Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?

Sideling Hill  (3 mentions)


What are some things to do in District of Columbia?

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

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!

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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 District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia. Or get a full Minneapolis to District of Columbia 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 1,116 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 46 minutes
District of Columbia is 1 hour ahead of Minneapolis
52 Minneapolis travel answers
3 Eau Claire (Wisconsin) travel answers
29 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers
299 Chicago travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
55 Cleveland travel answers
39 Pittsburgh travel answers
5 District of Columbia travel answers





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