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Seattle to Minneapolis drive

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  Seattle
 Leavenworth (Washington)
 Spokane
 Missoula
 Bozeman
 Colstrip
 Theodore Roosevelt National Park
 Bismarck
 West Fargo
driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Seattle to Minneapolis road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Seattle 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 Seattle and Minneapolis. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Seattle 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 Seattle
drive for about 2 hours

12:14 pm  Leavenworth (Washington)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:28 pm  Spokane
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Spokane
drive for about 3 hours

1:01 pm  Missoula
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:54 pm  Bozeman
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Bozeman
drive for about 4 hours

1:14 pm  Colstrip
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:35 pm  Theodore Roosevelt National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:35 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

9:07 pm  Bismarck
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 10 hours
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 Day 4

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

12:37 pm  West Fargo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:37 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:25 pm  arrive in Minneapolis
eat at The Bachelor Farmer
stay at Radisson Hotel Bloomington By Mall of America

day 4 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Leavenworth (Washington)  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Leavenworth (Washington):
        Munchen Haus
    questions about Leavenworth (Washington):
        Ever been to Leavenworth? What should I see, do or eat?

Spokane  (20 answers)
    Riverfront Park  (2 mentions)
    questions about Spokane:
        What's the best neighborhood in Spokane for a first time visitor?

Missoula  (11 answers)
    restaurants around Missoula:
        Five on Black
    questions about Missoula:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Missoula?

Bozeman  (20 answers)

Colstrip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park  (4 mentions)

Bismarck

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


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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,656 miles
driving time of 24 hours, 1 minute
Minneapolis is 2 hours ahead of Seattle
256 Seattle travel answers
11 Leavenworth (Washington) travel answers
20 Spokane travel answers
11 Missoula travel answers
20 Bozeman travel answers
1 Bismarck travel answer
5 West Fargo travel answers
50 Minneapolis travel answers





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