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Columbus to Iowa drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Columbus to Iowa road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Columbus to Iowa. If you're planning a road trip to Iowa, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Columbus
drive for about 1 hour

11:08 am  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:05 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:07 pm  Urbana (Illinois)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Urbana (Illinois)
drive for about 57 minutes

10:57 am  Bloomington (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:57 am
drive for about 2 hours

2:08 pm  Davenport (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:08 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:17 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:17 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:03 pm  arrive at Iowa

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Dayton  (5 answers)
    questions about Dayton:
        Activities

Indianapolis  (41 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Safe area?

Urbana (Illinois)
    questions about Urbana (Illinois):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Urbana (Illinois)?

Bloomington (Illinois)  (7 answers)
    questions about Bloomington (Illinois):
        Best free things to do in Bloomington (Illinois)?
        Inexpensive things for 4
        Covid sensitive hotels

Davenport (Iowa)  (2 answers)

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)


What are some things to do in Iowa?

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!

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 639 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 31 minutes
Iowa is 1 hour behind Columbus
39 Columbus travel answers
5 Dayton travel answers
41 Indianapolis travel answers
1 Urbana (Illinois) travel answer
7 Bloomington (Illinois) travel answers
2 Davenport (Iowa) travel answers
8 Iowa travel answers





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