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Vail to Lincoln (Nebraska) drive in 1 day

driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Vail to Lincoln (Nebraska) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Vail to Lincoln (Nebraska). If you're planning a road trip to Lincoln (Nebraska), you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Vail
drive for about 2 hours

9:46 am  Denver
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:44 pm  Sterling (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:45 pm  Big Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:45 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:47 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:47 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:13 pm  Kearney (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:13 pm
drive for about 56 minutes

12:09 am (past midnight)  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:09 am (past midnight)
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:53 am (past midnight)  arrive in Lincoln (Nebraska)

driving ≈ 10 hours


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Where should I stop along the way?

Denver  (192 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
        Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?

Sterling (Colorado)

Big Springs

North Platte  (3 answers)

Kearney (Nebraska)  (3 answers)

Hastings (Nebraska)  (2 answers)
    questions about Hastings (Nebraska):
        Places to go


What are some things to do in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Lincoln (Nebraska). Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?  (6 answers)

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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 Lincoln (Nebraska) to Vail 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 Vail to Lincoln (Nebraska). Or get a full Vail to Lincoln (Nebraska) 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 Vail well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Vail!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 580 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 24 minutes
Lincoln (Nebraska) is 1 hour ahead of Vail
53 Vail travel answers
192 Denver travel answers
1 Sterling (Colorado) travel answer
1 Big Springs travel answer
3 North Platte travel answers
3 Kearney (Nebraska) travel answers
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers





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