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Hastings (Nebraska) to Des Moines drive in 1 day

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

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Hastings (Nebraska) to Des Moines road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Hastings (Nebraska) to Des Moines. If you're planning a road trip to Des Moines, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Hastings (Nebraska) and Des Moines. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Hastings (Nebraska) and Des Moines. 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 Hastings (Nebraska)
drive for about 1 hour

10:03 am  York (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:03 am
drive for about 56 minutes

11:59 am  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:04 pm  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:04 pm
drive for about 51 minutes

3:54 pm  Walnut (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:54 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

5:40 pm  Adair
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:40 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:52 pm  arrive in Des Moines

driving ≈ 6 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Hastings (Nebraska) to Des Moines.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Hastings, Nebraska.

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?

York (Nebraska)

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

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

Walnut (Iowa)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Des Moines, Iowa.

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

What are some things to do in Des Moines?

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

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?  (2 answers)

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

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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Hastings (Nebraska)? Try searching for places within 4.5 hours of Hastings (Nebraska).

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

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


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