Planning a road trip can be stressful, but we’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you get from Omaha to Galena in the most convenient way possible! Galena is a charming, small town, full of history and life. From hiking a beautiful state park, to tasting wines and liquors, to diving into the rich history of our nation, you’ll never be short on things to do in Galena.
For more information to help you plan out your week, make sure to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide to Galena. Discover all of our favorite places in town, including local eats, quirky gift shops, and beautiful wineries. See for yourself why Galena is the ultimate getaway destination!
Things to Know For Your Trip From Omaha to Galena
How Far is the Drive from Omaha to Galena?
The driving distance from Omaha to Galena is about 350 miles. The drive time is usually less than five-and-a-half hours if you take I-80 East. Just make sure to add some time to get gas and enjoy some food along the way!
Flying from Omaha, NE, to Galena, IL
Flight time from Omaha to Galena can be anywhere from an hour-and-a-half to two hours. You can find flights that leave from the Eppley Airfield airport in Omaha to either the Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa, Dane County Regional Airport in Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, or Chicago O’Hare Airport.
The Dubuque Regional Airport is the closest airport to Galena and is less than 15 miles away from Farmers Guest House.
Things to Do in Galena
The amazing experiences that await in our quaint town make the distance from Omaha to Galena totally worth it! This charming getaway offers something for everyone.
Outdoor adventurers will love a hike in Apple Canyon State Park. Or, stroll through Linmar Gardens for a peaceful day with annuals and perennials. History buffs can immerse themselves in the history of the town and country on a tour of the historic homes of Galena! But, if you just want to come to relax with a glass of wine, there are fantastic wineries in the area and annual events like Galena Wine Lovers Weekend!
Relax at the Best Bed and Breakfast in Town!
Unwind after a road trip or flight with a stay in a lavish suite in Galena. Farmers Guest House offers delicious gourmet breakfasts, a relaxing spa, fantastic specials, and daily wine socials! You can stay in one of nine luxury accommodations, each with their own personality! Plus, you can enjoy fabulous amenities like private bathrooms with luxurious bath products, flat-screen television, cozy fireplaces, JACUZZI® tubs, award-winning breakfasts, and, of course, the best hospitality in town!
Stay in our Julia Suite for the high-quality comfort you deserve on your vacation. This sumptuous suite features a king-sized iron sleigh bed, fireplace, and double whirlpool tub. It’s ideal for a romantic getaway or a relaxing retreat. Check our availability and start planning your trip to Galena today!