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Chicago to Omaha drive in an RV

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 Rock Falls
 Davenport (Iowa)
 University of Iowa
 Des Moines
 Elk Horn
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Chicago to Omaha

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Chicago to Omaha in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Omaha, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 2 hours

11:57 am  Rock Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:04 pm  Davenport (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:13 pm  University of Iowa
stay overnight at Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:44 am  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:00 pm  Elk Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:08 pm  arrive in Omaha
stay at Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Rock Falls
    Crystal Lake RV Park  (1 mention)
    Leisure Lake Campgrounds  (1 mention)
    Crow Valley Campgrounds  (1 mention)

Davenport (Iowa)  (2 answers)
    Isle of Capri Casino Bettendorf  (1 mention)
    Lakeside RV Park and Campground  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Rock Island  (1 mention)
    West Lake Park Scott County Park  (1 mention)
    Interstate RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Davenport (Iowa):
        Dead Poets Espresso

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)
    Tailwater East  (1 mention)
    Linder Point  (1 mention)
    West Overlook  (1 mention)
    Sugar Bottom  (1 mention)
    Hills Iowa River Access  (1 mention)
    Hills Access  (1 mention)
    restaurants around University of Iowa:
        Buffalo Wild Wing
        Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
    hotels around University of Iowa:
        Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
        hotelVetro: studio suites & convention center
        Alexis Park Inn & Suites
        Days Inn - Iowa City Coralville
        Super 8 Motel Coralville
        Baymont Inn & Suites Coralville

Des Moines  (21 answers)
    Iowa State Fairgrounds  (1 mention)
    Walnut Woods State Park  (1 mention)
    Griffs Valley View RV  (1 mention)
    Adventureland Campground  (1 mention)
    Yellow Banks County Park  (1 mention)
    Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino  (1 mention)
    Bob Shetler  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Des Moines:
        Ritual Cafe
        Exile Brewing Co
        9th Street Deli & Catering
    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?

Elk Horn
    Elkhorn Creek Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Prairie Rose State Park  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Omaha?

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 Omaha.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Doubletree Hotel Omaha-Downtown.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hilton Omaha  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Omaha?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Brickway Brewery.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

La Buvette  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Omaha?

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 AllStays:

Ameristar Casino  (1 mention)
Tomes RV Park  (1 mention)
Glenn Cunningham Lake  (1 mention)

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 Omaha. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Omaha?  (5 answers)

profile  Kathy from asked:
Dog friendly hotels  (1 answer)

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

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 Omaha to Chicago drive in an RV, 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 Chicago to Omaha. Or get a full Chicago to Omaha 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 Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 467 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 1 minute
309 Chicago travel answers
2 Davenport (Iowa) travel answers
21 Des Moines travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers


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