3 days in Omaha & Chicago Itinerary

3 days in Omaha & Chicago Itinerary

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3 days in Omaha & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Omaha
1
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Omaha

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): have fun at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Omaha vacation builder tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Omaha. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in January, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Omaha

Fun & Games Nightlife Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market Candy Shop ©
Old Market Candy Shop

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker .

You can fly from Omaha to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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