19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Drive:  1​h
1
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Omaha
— 5 nights
Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
Kansas City
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Omaha

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 27th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary website .

Omaha to Lincoln is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Lincoln are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
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Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln ©
Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park ©
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

5
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
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: Desoto National Wildlife Refuge (in Missouri Valley) and Sioux City (Spirit of Siouxland Statue & Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha online vacation maker .

Drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Old Market ©
Old Market

4
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Step out of Des Moines to go to Winterset and see John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and take a stroll through East Village.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Des Moines journey planner .

Getting from Omaha to Des Moines by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Kansas City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Adventureland, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
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Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

4
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kansas City trip planner.

You can take a bus from Des Moines to Kansas City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Peter, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, Cinder Block Brewery
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

3
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, then get a taste of life in the country at Iwig Dairy Store, and finally stroll around Gage Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and then see the interesting displays at OZ Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Topeka planning app .

Getting from Kansas City to Topeka by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

OZ Museum
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas State Capitol Building ©
Kansas State Capitol Building

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