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Omaha to Pittsburgh drive

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  Omaha
 Des Moines
 University of Iowa
 Starved Rock State Park
 Chicago
 South Bend
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Cleveland
   Pittsburgh 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Omaha to Pittsburgh road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Omaha to Pittsburgh. If you're planning a road trip to Pittsburgh, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Omaha and Pittsburgh. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Omaha and Pittsburgh. 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 2 hours

11:58 am  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:12 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:12 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:57 pm  Starved Rock State Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Starved Rock State Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:44 am  Chicago
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:23 pm  South Bend
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from South Bend
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:32 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:21 pm  Cleveland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:26 pm  arrive in Pittsburgh
eat at Primanti Brothers
stay at Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Omaha, 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?

Des Moines  (18 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)

Starved Rock State Park

Chicago  (278 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    questions about Chicago:
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        What are the coolest hotels in downtown Chicago?

South Bend  (3 answers)

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
        Best breweries in Cleveland?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Pittsburgh?

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 Pittsburgh.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Pittsburgh?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Primanti Brothers, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Primanti Bros.  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Pittsburgh?

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:

Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
National Aviary  (6 mentions)
Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
Phipps Conservatory  (5 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 Pittsburgh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ida from Durham (New Hampshire) asked:
First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?  (6 answers)

profile  Camille from San Francisco asked:
First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?  (5 answers)

profile  Mark from Monroe (Michigan) asked:
Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh  (4 answers)

profile  Gerald from Brooklyn (New York) asked:
Pittsburgh on a budget?  (4 answers)

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?  (4 answers)

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




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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh. Or get a full Omaha to Pittsburgh 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 913 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 28 minutes
Pittsburgh is 1 hour ahead of Omaha
17 Omaha travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
278 Chicago travel answers
3 South Bend travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers
31 Pittsburgh travel answers





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