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Des Moines to North Platte drive in 1 day

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  Des Moines
 Adair
 Omaha
 Lincoln (Nebraska)
 Hastings (Nebraska)
 Great Platte River Road Archway
 Original Pony Express Station
   North Platte 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Des Moines to North Platte road trip planner

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

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8:00 am  start in Des Moines
drive for about 56 minutes

8:56 am  Adair
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:56 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:13 am  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:18 pm  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:04 pm  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:04 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

5:54 pm  Great Platte River Road Archway
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:16 pm  Original Pony Express Station
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 9:16 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

10:05 pm  arrive in North Platte

driving ≈ 8 hours


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Your starting point is Des Moines, Iowa.

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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?

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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)?

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

Great Platte River Road Archway

Original Pony Express Station


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is North Platte, Nebraska.

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


What are some things to do in North Platte?

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!

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




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 North Platte to Des Moines 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 Des Moines to North Platte. Or get a full Des Moines to North Platte 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 410 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 55 minutes
18 Des Moines travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers
3 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers
2 North Platte travel answers





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