5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska trip itinerary planner
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Lincoln
— 1 night
Drive
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Lincoln — 1 night

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of American Speed and then admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Catholic Church, then get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip builder tool.

Philadelphia to Lincoln is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia to Lincoln, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Lincoln dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Omaha.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Omaha — 3 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Henry Doorly Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Omaha road trip app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

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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