8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska visit planner

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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Omaha
— 4 nights
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Lincoln

— 3 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Attractions like Sunken Gardens and Museum of American Speed make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Lincoln Children's Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary website.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Lincoln, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lincoln, with lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Omaha

— 4 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 Omaha Children's Museum will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Old Market, stroll around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Omaha route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.