Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Council Bluffs to Columbus. If you're planning a road trip to Columbus, 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.
10:00 am start in Council Bluffs
drive for about 7 hours
4:55 pm Madison (Wisconsin)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am
day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
find more stops
10:00 am leave from Madison (Wisconsin)
drive for about 7.5 hours
5:38 pm arrive in Columbus
eat at Late Night Slice
day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
Madison (Wisconsin) (32 answers)
Wisconsin State Capitol (3 mentions)
restaurants around Madison (Wisconsin):
The Old Fashioned
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co
Ha Long Bay
questions about Madison (Wisconsin):
What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?
Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups
Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?
One day trip, looking for a good time under $100
Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Late Night Slice, which was mentioned 5 times.
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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:
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 Columbus. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Columbus for a first time visitor? (15 answers)
Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus? (8 answers)
Hannah from Milwaukee asked:
Where should we eat in Columbus? (6 answers)
Daphne from Chicago asked:
What to see and eat in Short North with just a day? (6 answers)
Bob from asked:
Traveling thru Columbus Ohio on I -71 need a motel near by. (3 answers)
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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 Columbus to Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs to Columbus. Or get a full Council Bluffs to Columbus flight plan.
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