5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska route maker

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Make it your trip
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Henry Doorly Zoo and Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Omaha Children's Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner.

Minneapolis to Omaha is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Omaha are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nightlife

Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, and then look and learn at Mueller Planetarium. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Homestead National Historical Park, meet the residents at Lincoln Children's Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln online journey planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.