8 days in Omaha & Portland Itinerary

8 days in Omaha & Portland Itinerary

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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sunken Gardens and Joslyn Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omaha: Lincoln (Nebraska State Capitol & Hamann Rose Garden). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, contemplate the long history of Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, walk around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, and have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Omaha online road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Omaha. In August in Omaha, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Portland.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portland

— 5 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swan Island Dahlias and St. Johns Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Horsetail Falls- Columbia River Gorge (in Hood River) and Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks). Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, stop by Powell's City of Books, walk around Hoyt Arboretum, and appreciate the history behind Oregon Holocaust Memorial.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip builder tool.

You can fly from Omaha to Portland in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Omaha to Portland, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 60°F in Portland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips