5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Sioux Falls

1
night
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Kearney trip itinerary website .

Sioux Falls to Kearney is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. September in Kearney sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. On the 18th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, and then learn about winemaking at James Arthur Vineyard. On your second day here, tee off at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, and then pause for some photo ops at Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kearney to Lincoln. In September, daytime highs in Lincoln are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

James Arthur Vineyard, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
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Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center ©
James Arthur Vineyard ©
James Arthur Vineyard

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Prairie Queen Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip builder app .

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trips

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Prairie Queen Recreation Area
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Prairie Queen Recreation Area ©
Prairie Queen Recreation Area

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