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Des Moines to Omaha drive

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  Des Moines
 Elk Horn
 Henry Doorly Zoo
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Des Moines to Omaha road trip planner

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

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10:00 am  start in Des Moines
drive for about 41 minutes

10:41 am  Winterset
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:41 am
drive for about 50 minutes

12:31 pm  Adair
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:31 pm
drive for about 36 minutes

2:08 pm  Elk Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:08 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:19 pm  Henry Doorly Zoo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:19 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

5:26 pm  arrive in Omaha
eat at M's Pub

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?



Elk Horn

Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)

Where's the best place to eat in Omaha?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest M's Pub, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Omaha? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Omaha?

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:

Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
The Durham Museum  (2 mentions)

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

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Omaha?  (5 answers)

profile  Kathy from asked:
Dog friendly hotels  (1 answer)

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

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 Omaha 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 2 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 Omaha. Or get a full Des Moines to Omaha 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 135 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 1 minute
18 Des Moines travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers


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