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Omaha to San Jose drive

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 San Juan del Sur
2 travelers   /   driving   /   7 days


Omaha to San Jose road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Omaha to San Jose. If you're planning a road trip to San Jose, you can research locations to stop along the way. 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 6.5 hours

4:28 pm  Tulsa
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tulsa
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:17 pm  Austin
eat at Chuy's Restaurant
stay overnight at Hotel San Jose
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Hotel San Jose
drive for about 11 hours

7:46 pm  Tampico
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 11 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Tampico
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:28 pm  Veracruz
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Veracruz
drive for about 7.5 hours

5:28 pm  Palenque
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 6

11:00 am  leave from Palenque
drive for about 5 hours

3:50 pm  stay at Placencia
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 7

8:00 am  leave from Placencia
drive for about 8 hours

3:53 pm  San Juan del Sur
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:53 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

10:09 pm  arrive in San Jose
stay at Courtyard By Marriott San Jose

day 7 driving ≈ 13 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?

Tulsa  (18 answers)
    Philbrook Museum of Art  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tulsa:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?
        Best free things to do in Tulsa?
        Any recommendations for Steakhouses with Cigar Lounges?

Austin  (155 answers)
    Franklins BBQ  (27 mentions)
    Zilker Park  (25 mentions)
    Barton Springs Pool  (17 mentions)
    Continental Club  (11 mentions)
    Rainey Street  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Austin:
        Chuy's Restaurant
        Torchy's Tacos
        Uchi Restaurant
        Salt Lick
        The County Line
    hotels around Austin:
        Hotel San Jose
        The W Austin Hotel
        The Driskill Hotel
        Austin Motel
        Hotel Saint Cecilia
    questions about Austin:
        Best BBQ in/near Austin?
        Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?
        Food trucks
        What are the must-sees in Austin?
        Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?


Veracruz  (5 answers)
    Acuario de Veracruz  (2 mentions)
    questions about Veracruz:
        Interesting things to do in Veracruz?

Palenque  (4 answers)

Placencia  (10 answers)
    questions about Placencia:
        Is a trip to Placencia worth it?

San Juan del Sur  (21 answers)
    Playa Marsella  (2 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Jose, Costa Rica.

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

Where's the best place to stay in San Jose?

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 San Jose.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Courtyard By Marriott San Jose, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Residence Inn  (2 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in San Jose?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Costa Rica Beer Factory, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

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

What are some things to do in San Jose?

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:

Tabacón Grand Spa  (7 mentions)
Gandoca Manzanillo  (3 mentions)
Jardín de Paz  (2 mentions)
Museo de Jade  (2 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 San Jose. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Ben from Bogota asked:
Good area to stay in San Jose for one day  (6 answers)

profile  Ben from Bogota asked:
Taxis in San Jose  (5 answers)

profile  Kristen from Arlington (Virginia) asked:
San Jose - where to stay and is it safe downtown?  (4 answers)

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

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 San Jose 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 San Jose. Or get a full Omaha to San Jose 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.

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 3,195 miles
driving time of 58 hours, 15 minutes
San Jose is 1 hour behind Omaha
17 Omaha travel answers
18 Tulsa travel answers
155 Austin travel answers
1 Tampico travel answer
5 Veracruz travel answers
4 Palenque travel answers
10 Placencia travel answers
21 San Juan del Sur travel answers
41 San Jose travel answers


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