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Philadelphia to Omaha drive

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  Philadelphia
 Harrisburg
 Pittsburgh
 Cleveland
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
 University of Iowa
 Des Moines
   Omaha 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Philadelphia to Omaha road trip planner

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

11:59 am  Harrisburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:30 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:35 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:22 pm  Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:33 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:33 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:48 pm  Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:48 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:56 pm  arrive in Omaha
eat at M's Pub

day 3 driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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?

Harrisburg  (15 answers)
    questions about Harrisburg:
        What are the 5 best sights to see in Harrisburg PA

Pittsburgh  (31 answers)
    Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History  (8 mentions)
    National Aviary  (6 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
    Phipps Conservatory  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Pittsburgh:
        Primanti Brothers
        Primanti Bros.
    questions about Pittsburgh:
        First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
        First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?
        Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?

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
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    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?

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

Indiana Dunes State Park (Dunes Nature Preserve)  (4 mentions)

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)

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?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Omaha, Nebraska.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Omaha?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest M's Pub, which was mentioned 5 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Omaha?

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:

Henry Doorly Zoo  (8 mentions)
Joslyn Art Museum  (3 mentions)
Lauritzen Gardens  (2 mentions)
The Durham Museum  (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 Omaha. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Omaha?  (5 answers)

profile  Kathy from asked:
Dog friendly hotels  (1 answer)

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




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 Omaha to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Omaha. Or get a full Philadelphia to Omaha 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 Philadelphia well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Philadelphia!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,211 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 59 minutes
Omaha is 1 hour behind Philadelphia
102 Philadelphia travel answers
15 Harrisburg travel answers
31 Pittsburgh travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
18 Des Moines travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers





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