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Minneapolis to Phoenix drive

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  Minneapolis
 Des Moines
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 Wichita
 Borger
 Tucumcari
 Santa Fe (New Mexico)
 Winslow (Arizona)
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Minneapolis to Phoenix road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Minneapolis to Phoenix. If you're planning a road trip to Phoenix, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Minneapolis and Phoenix. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Minneapolis and Phoenix. 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 4 hours

1:46 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:27 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:31 pm  Wichita
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:31 pm
drive for about 6.5 hours

7:52 pm  Borger
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Borger
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:36 pm  Tucumcari
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:08 pm  Santa Fe (New Mexico)
stay overnight at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:38 pm  Winslow (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:38 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:42 pm  arrive in Phoenix
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Minneapolis to Phoenix questions

profile  Staci asked:
Change to driving 10 hour days  (1 answer)

profile  Robert asked:
Pet friendly motels allowing large dogs  (0 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Des Moines  (21 answers)
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

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

Borger  (2 answers)
    questions about Borger:
        Are there any historical landmarks or museums in Borger Texas

Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?

Santa Fe (New Mexico)  (108 answers)
    Santa Fe Plaza  (5 mentions)
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum  (4 mentions)
    Loretto Chapel  (4 mentions)
    Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    El Farol  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        The Shed
        Cafe Pasqual's
        Tia Sophia's
        La Boca
        Coyote Cafe
    hotels around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
        La Fonda Hotel
        Ten Thousand Waves
        Inn and Spa at Loretto
    questions about Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Hotels in Santa Fe with spa?
        Best free things to do in Santa Fe?
        Wine lover's Santa Fe?
        Top 5 things to do as a family!

Winslow (Arizona)  (6 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Phoenix?

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 Phoenix.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

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




Where's the best place to eat in Phoenix?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Chelsea's Kitchen, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)
The Parlor Pizzeria  (3 mentions)
The Clever Koi  (2 mentions)
Crudo  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Phoenix?

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:

Piestewa Peak  (3 mentions)
Phoenix Art Museum  (2 mentions)
Bunky Boutique  (2 mentions)
Frances  (2 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 Phoenix. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?  (18 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson  (9 answers)

profile  Dea from New York City asked:
Best restaurants in Phoenix?  (9 answers)

profile  Katie from Columbus asked:
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?  (6 answers)

profile  Hillary from Atlanta asked:
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?  (5 answers)

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




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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix. Or get a full Minneapolis to Phoenix 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 1,645 miles
driving time of 25 hours, 6 minutes
Phoenix is 2 hours behind Minneapolis
56 Minneapolis travel answers
21 Des Moines travel answers
8 Wichita travel answers
2 Borger travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
108 Santa Fe (New Mexico) travel answers
6 Winslow (Arizona) travel answers
124 Phoenix travel answers





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