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Scottsdale to Minneapolis drive

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  Scottsdale
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Albuquerque
 Borger
 Cafe Bel Ami
 Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
 Des Moines
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Scottsdale to Minneapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale and Minneapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Scottsdale 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 Scottsdale
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:29 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:29 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

6:01 pm  Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay overnight at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
drive for about 5 hours

4:06 pm  Borger
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 Borger
drive for about 5 hours

3:10 pm  eat at Cafe Bel Ami
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

7:42 pm  eat at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Kansas City
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:42 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:29 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

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

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

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

Cafe Bel Ami  (2 mentions)

Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering  (33 mentions)

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'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  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Minneapolis?  (10 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)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,635 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 55 minutes
Minneapolis is 2 hours ahead of Scottsdale
31 Scottsdale travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
91 Albuquerque travel answers
2 Borger travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
52 Minneapolis travel answers





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