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Minneapolis to San Antonio drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days



Minneapolis to San Antonio road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Minneapolis to San Antonio. If you're planning a road trip to San Antonio, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 2 hours

12:06 pm  Clear Lake
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:52 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:35 pm  Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Wichita
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:04 pm  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 3 hours

12:12 pm  Fort Worth
eat at Joe T. Garcia's
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:12 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:56 pm  Austin
stay for about 4 hours and leave at 7:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:17 pm  arrive in San Antonio
stay at Hilton Palacio del Rio

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.




How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.




Where should I stop along the way?

Clear Lake
    questions about Clear Lake:
        restaurants
Des Moines  (18 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  (4 answers)
    questions about Wichita:
        Good restaurant for a group?
Oklahoma City  (25 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?
Fort Worth  (31 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
Austin  (163 answers)
    Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
    Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
    Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
    Continental Club  (11 mentions)
    Rainey Street  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Austin:
        Chuy's Restaurant
        Torchy's Tacos
        Uchi Restaurant
        Salt Lick
        The County Line
    questions about Austin:
        Best BBQ in/near Austin?
        Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?
        Food trucks
        What are the must-sees in Austin?
        Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Antonio, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.




Where's the best place to stay in San Antonio?

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 San Antonio.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton Palacio del Rio, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Embassy Suites  (3 mentions)
Mokara Hotel & Spa  (2 mentions)

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






Where's the best place to eat in San Antonio?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Acenar  (4 mentions)
Bliss  (3 mentions)
Luke  (3 mentions)
The Guenther House  (3 mentions)

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






What are some things to do in San Antonio?

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:

Riverwalk  (12 mentions)
The Alamo  (8 mentions)
The Alamo  (5 mentions)
Pearl Brewery  (5 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 San Antonio. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Valerie Sacksworth from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in San Antonio?  (11 answers)

 Pattie Waters from Boise asked:
Must do in SA; and nearest fishing port?  (10 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in San Antonio?  (5 answers)

 Patrick Dwyer from Shreveport asked:
Top 3 Must Visit Places in San Antonio?  (4 answers)

 Molly Velez from asked:
What are all the local favorite spots in San Antonio?  (4 answers)

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






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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio. Or get a full Minneapolis to San Antonio 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!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,252 miles
driving time of 19 hours, 21 minutes
San Antonio is the same time as Minneapolis
44 Minneapolis travel answers
1 Clear Lake travel answer
18 Des Moines travel answers
4 Wichita travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
31 Fort Worth travel answers
163 Austin travel answers
65 San Antonio travel answers





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