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Rapid City to Omaha drive

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Rapid City to Omaha road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Rapid City to Omaha. If you're planning a road trip to Omaha, 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 Rapid City
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:20 am  Badlands National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:20 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:00 pm  Chamberlain
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:26 pm  Mitchell Corn Palace
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

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

11:26 am  Sioux Falls
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:01 pm  Steinbeck's Pub
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:01 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:36 pm  Missouri Valley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:36 pm
drive for about 28 minutes

6:03 pm  arrive in Omaha
eat at M's Pub

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Rapid City, South Dakota.

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?

Badlands National Park  (27 mentions)
Mitchell Corn Palace  (2 mentions)
Sioux Falls  (7 answers)
    questions about Sioux Falls:
        First timer to Sioux Falls- what are the best outdoor things to do/explore?
Steinbeck's Pub
Missouri Valley

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!

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

 Ben Messer from Germantown asked:
Low-key bachelor party activities in Omaha?  (2 answers)

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

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 524 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 18 minutes
Omaha is 1 hour ahead of Rapid City
13 Rapid City travel answers
7 Sioux Falls travel answers
17 Omaha travel answers

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