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Colorado to Wisconsin drive

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 North Platte
 Hastings (Nebraska)
 Des Moines
 Clear Lake
 La Crosse (Wisconsin)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Colorado to Wisconsin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Colorado to Wisconsin. If you're planning a road trip to Wisconsin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Colorado and Wisconsin. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Colorado and Wisconsin. 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 at Colorado
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:36 pm  Brush
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:36 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:12 pm  North Platte
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from North Platte
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:16 pm  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:16 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:47 pm  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:47 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:45 pm  Des Moines
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Des Moines
drive for about 2 hours

11:48 am  Clear Lake
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:13 pm  La Crosse (Wisconsin)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:13 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:47 pm  arrive at Wisconsin

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Colorado to Wisconsin.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Colorado (CO).

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?


North Platte  (2 answers)

Hastings (Nebraska)  (2 answers)
    questions about Hastings (Nebraska):
        Places to go

Omaha  (17 answers)
    Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
    Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
    Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
    The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)
    Omaha Children's Museum  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Omaha:
        M's Pub
        Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods
        801 Chophouse at The Paxton
        Lo Sole Mio Ristorante
    questions about Omaha:
        Best free things to do in Omaha?
        Dog friendly hotels

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?

Clear Lake
    questions about Clear Lake:

La Crosse (Wisconsin)  (3 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Wisconsin (WI).

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

What are some things to do in Wisconsin?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Tourist trap or great site?  (1 answer)

profile  Mike from Chicago asked:
Kid-friendly Wisconsin winter vacation spots?  (1 answer)

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

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,150 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 3 minutes
Wisconsin is 1 hour ahead of Colorado
58 Colorado travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
1 Clear Lake travel answer
3 La Crosse (Wisconsin) travel answers
18 Wisconsin travel answers


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