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Lincoln (Nebraska) to Chicago drive in 1 day

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Lincoln (Nebraska) to Chicago road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Lincoln (Nebraska) to Chicago. If you're planning a road trip to Chicago, 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.

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8:00 am  start in Lincoln (Nebraska)
drive for about 1 hour

9:05 am  Omaha
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:05 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:14 am  Elk Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:14 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:29 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:29 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:45 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:54 pm  Davenport (Iowa)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:54 pm
drive for about 1 hour

9:05 pm  Rock Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:31 pm  Geneva (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:31 am (past midnight)
drive for about 54 minutes

1:25 am (past midnight)  arrive in Chicago
stay at The James Chicago Hotel

driving ≈ 10.5 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Omaha  (24 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
        TT Best Free Overnight

Elk Horn

Des Moines  (21 answers)
    questions about Des Moines:
        What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
        Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)

Davenport (Iowa)  (2 answers)

Rock Falls

Geneva (Illinois)


Where's the best place to stay in Chicago?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Chicago.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Chicago to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The James Chicago Hotel, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Palomar Chicago  (9 mentions)
Virgin Hotels Chicago  (8 mentions)
Thompson Chicago  (6 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Chicago? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Chicago?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, which was mentioned 36 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pequod's Pizza  (26 mentions)
Girl & the Goat  (24 mentions)
Big Star  (23 mentions)
Au Cheval  (17 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Chicago?

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:

Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 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 Chicago. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (54 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best Chicago pizza?  (18 answers)

profile  Blair from Halifax asked:
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?  (14 answers)

profile  지은 from asked:
airport transportation  (14 answers)

profile  Joanne from Florida asked:
Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?  (12 answers)

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




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 Chicago to Lincoln (Nebraska) 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 Lincoln (Nebraska) to Chicago. Or get a full Lincoln (Nebraska) to Chicago 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 Lincoln (Nebraska) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Lincoln (Nebraska)!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 519 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 56 minutes
Chicago is the same time as Lincoln (Nebraska)
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
24 Omaha travel answers
21 Des Moines travel answers
2 Davenport (Iowa) travel answers
1 Geneva (Illinois) travel answer
328 Chicago travel answers





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