8 days in Kansas City, Omaha & Denver Itinerary

8 days in Kansas City, Omaha & Denver Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 night
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Kansas City Missouri Temple, then see the interesting displays at Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally walk around Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City online route planner.

Indianapolis to Kansas City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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 21st (Mon): stroll around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and finally stop by Old Market Candy Shop.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip site.

You can drive from Kansas City to Omaha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Denver Museum of Nature & Science make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Omaha to Denver in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Denver. Traveling from Omaha in June, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Denver. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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