15 days in Omaha, Denver & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Omaha, Denver & San Diego Itinerary

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Omaha

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Lincoln (Hamann Rose Garden & Museum of American Speed). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, stroll through Chalco Hills Recreation Area, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Old Market Artists Gallery.

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Chicago to Omaha is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Omaha are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Trails

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Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Colorado Springs (U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum & Garden of the Gods), Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Estes Park (Brownfield's, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, cruise along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, explore and take pictures at Guanella Pass, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hidee Gold Mine.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver vacation builder site.

You can fly from Omaha to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Denver. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

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San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego visit planning website.

You can fly from Denver to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to San Diego is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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