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Des Moines to Hastings (Nebraska) drive in 1 day

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  Des Moines
 Elk Horn
 Lincoln (Nebraska)
 York (Nebraska)
   Hastings (Nebraska) 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Des Moines to Hastings (Nebraska) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Des Moines to Hastings (Nebraska). If you're planning a road trip to Hastings (Nebraska), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Des Moines and Hastings (Nebraska). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Des Moines and Hastings (Nebraska). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in Des Moines
drive for about 41 minutes

9:41 am  Winterset
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:41 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:58 am  Elk Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:07 pm  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:12 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:12 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

6:07 pm  York (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

8:10 pm  arrive in Hastings (Nebraska)

driving ≈ 6 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Des Moines, Iowa.

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?


Elk Horn

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

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (3 answers)
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

York (Nebraska)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Hastings, Nebraska.

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

What are some things to do in Hastings (Nebraska)?

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 Hastings (Nebraska). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Dylan from asked:
Places to go  (1 answer)

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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 Hastings (Nebraska) to Des Moines drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Des Moines? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Des Moines.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Des Moines to Hastings (Nebraska). Or get a full Des Moines to Hastings (Nebraska) 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 Des Moines well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Des Moines!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 292 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 31 minutes
18 Des Moines travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
3 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers


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