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Minneapolis to Scottsdale drive

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  Minneapolis
 Des Moines
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 Wichita
 Borger
 Tucumcari
 Albuquerque
 Petrified Forest National Park
   Scottsdale 
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Minneapolis to Scottsdale road trip planner

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

4:09 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:33 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:33 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:38 pm  arrive in Scottsdale
eat at Chelsea's Kitchen
stay at Hotel Valley Ho

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

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  (7 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?

Albuquerque  (91 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    hotels around Albuquerque:
        Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Temporary home!
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Where to stay

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)
    Petrified Forest National Park  (2 mentions)


Where's the best place to stay in Scottsdale?

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 Scottsdale.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Valley Ho, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

W Scottsdale Hotel  (4 mentions)
Graduate Tempe  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Scottsdale?

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:

Pig & Pickle  (6 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (4 mentions)
Cafe Lalibela  (4 mentions)
SunUp Brewing Co  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Scottsdale?

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:

Camelback Mountain  (15 mentions)
Old Town Scottsdale  (9 mentions)
Cornish Pasty Co  (6 mentions)
Papago Park  (4 mentions)
Mill Avenue  (4 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 Scottsdale. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Scottsdale for a first time visitor?  (7 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Scottsdale?  (6 answers)

profile  Jon from Dayton asked:
Going to Scottsdale for 2 weeks -- places to eat and fun things to see?  (3 answers)

profile  Paul from New York City asked:
Best Burger in Scottsdale?  (2 answers)

profile  D from Orland Park asked:
Must Do in Scottsdale  (1 answer)

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




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 Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale. Or get a full Minneapolis to Scottsdale 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 1,635 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 55 minutes
Scottsdale is 2 hours behind Minneapolis
52 Minneapolis travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
7 Wichita travel answers
2 Borger travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
31 Scottsdale travel answers





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