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Minneapolis to Seattle drive

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  Minneapolis
 West Fargo
 Bismarck
 Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 Colstrip
 Bozeman
 Missoula
 Spokane
   Seattle 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Minneapolis to Seattle road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Minneapolis to Seattle. If you're planning a road trip to Seattle, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Minneapolis and Seattle. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Minneapolis and Seattle. 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 3.5 hours

1:37 pm  West Fargo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:14 pm  Bismarck
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

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

12:30 pm  Theodore Roosevelt National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:30 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:51 pm  Colstrip
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Colstrip
drive for about 4 hours

2:15 pm  Bozeman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:08 pm  Missoula
eat at Five on Black
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Missoula
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:35 pm  Spokane
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:54 pm  arrive in Seattle
eat at Serious Pie
stay at Ace Hotel

day 4 driving ≈ 8 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?

West Fargo  (5 answers)
    questions about West Fargo:
        What is your favorite restaurant in West Fargo?
        rv campgrounds

Bismarck

Theodore Roosevelt National Park  (4 mentions)

Colstrip

Bozeman  (19 answers)

Missoula  (9 answers)
    restaurants around Missoula:
        Five on Black
    questions about Missoula:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?

Spokane  (16 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Seattle, Washington.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Seattle?

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 Seattle.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Ace Hotel, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Edgewater Hotel  (5 mentions)
Inn at the Market  (3 mentions)
Sorrento Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Five  (3 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Seattle?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Serious Pie, which was mentioned 12 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Cafe Campagne  (12 mentions)
Piroshky Piroshky  (12 mentions)
Original Starbucks  (11 mentions)
Matt's in The Market  (10 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Seattle?

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:

Pike Place Market  (113 mentions)
Space Needle  (54 mentions)
Experience Music Project  (25 mentions)
Pioneer Square  (25 mentions)
Kerry Park  (24 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 Seattle. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Talia from Boston asked:
Is the Space Needle worth seeing?  (20 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Seattle?  (16 answers)

profile  Serena from San Francisco asked:
2-day solo trip to Seattle - What to do?  (13 answers)

profile  Lindsay from London asked:
Where are the most photogenic areas in Seattle?  (12 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
What are the best restaurants in Seattle?  (11 answers)

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




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 Seattle 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 Seattle. Or get a full Minneapolis to Seattle 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 1,656 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 1 minute
Seattle is 2 hours behind Minneapolis
46 Minneapolis travel answers
5 West Fargo travel answers
1 Bismarck travel answer
19 Bozeman travel answers
9 Missoula travel answers
16 Spokane travel answers
248 Seattle travel answers





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