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Vail to Omaha drive in 1 day

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 Fort Morgan
 North Platte
 Kearney (Nebraska)
 Lincoln (Nebraska)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Vail to Omaha road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Vail 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 Vail and Omaha. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Vail and Omaha. 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 1.5 hours

3:05 pm  Fort Morgan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:59 pm  Ogallala
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:59 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

7:46 pm  North Platte
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:46 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 2 hours

1:13 am (past midnight)  Lincoln (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:13 am (past midnight)
drive for about 1 hour

3:18 am (past midnight)  arrive in Omaha

driving ≈ 10.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Vail, Colorado.

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?

Denver  (169 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
        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?

Fort Morgan


North Platte  (2 answers)

Kearney (Nebraska)  (2 answers)

Lincoln (Nebraska)  (4 answers)
    questions about Lincoln (Nebraska):
        What is your favorite restaurant in Lincoln (Nebraska)?

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 633 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 5 minutes
Omaha is 1 hour ahead of Vail
52 Vail travel answers
169 Denver travel answers
1 Ogallala travel answer
2 North Platte travel answers
2 Kearney (Nebraska) travel answers
4 Lincoln (Nebraska) travel answers
23 Omaha travel answers


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