4 days in Nebraska Itinerary

4 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska itinerary planner

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Kearney
Drive
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Kearney

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art and then enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kearney sightseeing planning website.

Denver to Kearney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Kearney, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Lincoln takes 2 hours. September in Lincoln sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then walk around Heartland of America Park, and finally wander the streets of Old Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Omaha vacation planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
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.