15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska vacation planner
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Make it your trip
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Omaha
— 5 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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Omaha — 5 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Family-friendly places like Henry Doorly Zoo and Joslyn Art Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omaha: Nebraska City (Spa at Lied Lodge & Arbor Lodge State Historical Park). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, take in the exciting artwork at Old Market Artists Gallery, walk around Gene Leahy Mall, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip builder website.

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Omaha due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Omaha, with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

Lincoln — 5 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Attractions like Nebraska State Capitol and Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. April in Lincoln sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kearney.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Bring the kids along to Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Classic Car Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Kearney side-trips: Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River), Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area (in Loup City) and Original Pony Express Station & Museum (in Gothenburg). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, look for gifts at Stagecoach, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village, and examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kearney vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In April in Kearney, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 37°F at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.