22 days in Nebraska, Kansas & Missouri Itinerary

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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Abilene
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
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Osage Beach
— 3 nights
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Saint Louis
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Omaha — 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Market and Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting. You'll explore and learn at Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art and Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery. Take a break from Omaha with a short trip to Cellar 426 Winery in Ashland, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo and examine the collection at Fort Atkinson.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha route builder tool.

London, UK to Omaha is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Omaha is minus 6 hours. In June, Omaha is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Abilene.
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Abilene — 2 nights

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abilene online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Abilene takes 4 hours. While traveling from Omaha, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Abilene, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 4 nights

City of Fountains

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National WWI Museum and Memorial and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kansas City: Evel Knievel Museum (in Topeka), Lawrence (Phoenix Gallery & Wonder Fair) and Weston (Holladay Distillery & Pirtle Winery). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of Richard Allen Cultural Center, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Abilene to Kansas City in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kansas City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Branson.
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Branson — 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Table Rock Lake. Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic Museum and Prehistoric Fossils. Go for a jaunt from Branson to Springfield to see Sequiota Park about 52 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Thu) at Silver Dollar City. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at National Tiger Sanctuary, and stroll through Table Rock Lakeshore Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Branson tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Branson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Osage Beach.
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Osage Beach — 3 nights

Osage Beach is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at America's National Churchill Museum and Shawnee Bluff Vineyard. Get outdoors at Stark Caverns and Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Explore Osage Beach's surroundings by going to National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church (in Laurie) and Missouri Supreme Court Building (in Jefferson City). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Ozark Distillery and Brewery, get outside with Barber Fishing Guide Service, tee off at Lake Valley Golf Club, and learn about winemaking at Seven Springs Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Osage Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Branson to Osage Beach takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Osage Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 5 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Saint Louis' surroundings by going to Deutschheim State Historic Site (in Hermann), Zipline (in New Florence) and New Haven (Pinckney Bend Distillery & John Colter Memorial). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, explore the fascinating underground world of Onondaga Cave, meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, and see the interesting displays at City Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis day trip app.

Drive from Osage Beach to Saint Louis in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.
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Missouri travel guide

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Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.
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