9 days in Shawnee, Omaha & Minneapolis Itinerary

9 days in Shawnee, Omaha & Minneapolis Itinerary

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9 days in Shawnee, Omaha & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Shawnee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Omaha
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Shawnee

Shawnee ©
Shawnee is a city located in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at 1950s All-Electric House, then learn about winemaking at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, and then have fun and explore at Wonderscope Children's Museum of Kansas City.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shawnee visit planner .

Los Angeles to Shawnee is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Shawnee. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Shawnee

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery
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Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery ©
Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lincoln Children's Museum and Creighton University. Attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Omaha with a short trip to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Old Market and enjoy some diversion at TD Ameritrade Park.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planner .

You can drive from Shawnee to Omaha in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ashland, Lincoln Children's Museum
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Lincoln Children's Museum ©
Lincoln Children's Museum
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park ©
Eugene T. Mahoney State Park

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Explore hidden gems such as LARK Toys and Summit Avenue. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crystal Cave and Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Minnesota Children's Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Wabasha Street Bridge, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and enjoy some diversion at Target Field.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo, Crystal Cave, LARK Toys
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Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Minnesota Children's Museum ©
Minnesota Children's Museum
LARK Toys ©
LARK Toys

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