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Omaha to Rapid City drive

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Omaha to Rapid City road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Omaha to Rapid City. If you're planning a road trip to Rapid City, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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

Day 1, 11:56 am:  Steinbeck's Pub
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 2:31 pm:  Sioux Falls
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:31 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 1, 4:57 pm:  Mitchell Corn Palace
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

Day 2, 10:00 am:  leave from Mitchell Corn Palace
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 11:26 am:  Chamberlain
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

Day 2, 2:44 pm:  Kadoka
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:44 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

Day 2, 5:16 pm:  arrive in Rapid City

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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?

Steinbeck's Pub
Sioux Falls  (7 answers)
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?
Mitchell Corn Palace  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rapid City, South Dakota.

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

What are some things to do in Rapid City?

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!

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

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 Rapid City 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 Rapid City. Or get a full Omaha to Rapid City 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 525 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 30 minutes
Rapid City is 1 hour behind Omaha
16 Omaha travel answers
7 Sioux Falls travel answers
1 Kadoka travel answer
12 Rapid City travel answers

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