8 days in Lincoln & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Lincoln & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Lincoln

— 3 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and Lincoln Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Omaha (The Durham Museum & Malcolm X Memorial Foundation). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, stop by Baker's Candies, and admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln online travel route builder.

Omaha to Lincoln is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lincoln are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista), Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, trek along Mount Cutler Trail, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip tool.

You can fly from Lincoln to Colorado Springs in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Lincoln in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips