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San Antonio to Minneapolis drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


San Antonio to Minneapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Antonio to Minneapolis. If you're planning a road trip to Minneapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between San Antonio and Minneapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between San Antonio and Minneapolis. 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 San Antonio
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:21 pm  Fort Worth
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:20 pm  Oklahoma City
eat at Kitchen No. 324
stay overnight at The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
drive for about 2.5 hours

1:34 pm  Wichita
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:47 pm  Topeka
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 3

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

2:07 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:54 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

day 3 driving ≈ 8 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is San Antonio, Texas.

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?

Fort Worth  (30 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
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?
Wichita  (4 answers)
    questions about Wichita:
        Good restaurant for a group?
Topeka  (2 answers)
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?




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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



Where's the best place to stay in Minneapolis?

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 Minneapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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





Where's the best place to eat in Minneapolis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Bachelor Farmer, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

112 Eatery  (8 mentions)
Sea Salt Eatery  (7 mentions)
Midtown Global Market  (6 mentions)
Psycho Suzi's  (6 mentions)

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





What are some things to do in Minneapolis?

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:

Lake Calhoun  (23 mentions)
Lake Harriet  (21 mentions)
Lake Of The Isles  (17 mentions)
Minnehaha Falls  (10 mentions)
Minnehaha Park  (8 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 Minneapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Bianca from Miami asked:
Is the Mall of America worth visiting?  (13 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Fine dining in Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
What are the best lakes in and/or around Minneapolis?  (8 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
What are your favorite restaurants in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

profile  Owen from Las Vegas asked:
Best areas to stay in Minneapolis?  (7 answers)

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





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 Minneapolis to San Antonio 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 San Antonio to Minneapolis. Or get a full San Antonio to Minneapolis 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 San Antonio well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Antonio!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,252 miles
driving time of 18 hours, 5 minutes
Minneapolis is the same time as San Antonio
66 San Antonio travel answers
30 Fort Worth travel answers
25 Oklahoma City travel answers
4 Wichita travel answers
2 Topeka travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
46 Minneapolis travel answers





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