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Omaha to Madison (Wisconsin) drive

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 Elk Horn
 John Ernest Vineyard & Winery
 Cedar Rapids
 Galena (Illinois)
 The House on the Rock
   Madison (Wisconsin) 
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Omaha to Madison (Wisconsin) road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Omaha
drive for about 1 hour

11:08 am  Elk Horn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:08 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:25 pm  Winterset
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:19 pm  eat at John Ernest Vineyard & Winery
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tama County
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Cedar Rapids
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:43 pm  Galena (Illinois)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:43 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:51 pm  The House on the Rock
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:51 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

5:45 pm  arrive in Madison (Wisconsin)
eat at The Old Fashioned

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Elk Horn


John Ernest Vineyard & Winery

Cedar Rapids

Galena (Illinois)

The House on the Rock  (3 mentions)

Where's the best place to eat in Madison (Wisconsin)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Old Fashioned, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

L'Etoile  (2 mentions)
Ha Long Bay  (2 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Madison (Wisconsin)?

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:

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 Madison (Wisconsin). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Madison?  (8 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Family-friendly campsites near Madison for large groups  (3 answers)

profile  Miguel from Madison asked:
Where is there a good Japanese restaurant?  (3 answers)

profile  Wyatt from Dubuque asked:
One day trip, looking for a good time under $100  (2 answers)

profile  Mary from New England asked:
Catholic Easter Vigil Mass with good music in Madison?  (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 Madison (Wisconsin) to Omaha 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 Omaha to Madison (Wisconsin). Or get a full Omaha to Madison (Wisconsin) 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 Omaha well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Omaha!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 427 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 30 minutes
24 Omaha travel answers
1 Cedar Rapids travel answer
1 Galena (Illinois) travel answer
31 Madison (Wisconsin) travel answers


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