22 days in Nebraska, Kansas & Oklahoma Itinerary

22 days in Nebraska, Kansas & Oklahoma Itinerary

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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Kearney
— 2 nights
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Hays
— 2 nights
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Abilene
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 4 nights
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Tulsa
— 3 nights
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Topeka
— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Joslyn Art Museum and Curbside Clothing. Explore hidden gems such as Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and Arbor Lodge State Historical Park. Step out of Omaha with an excursion to International Quilt Museum in Lincoln--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Omaha Children's Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip itinerary maker site.

Krakow, Poland to Omaha is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Krakow to Omaha. April in Omaha sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kearney.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kearney

— 2 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, then enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, and finally look for gifts at Stagecoach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pioneer Village and then stroll through Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kearney trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Kearney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hays

— 2 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the 13th (Tue), stroll through Cheyenne Bottoms, learn more about the world around you at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Lakeside Campground. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Garden of Eden, and then admire the masterpieces at Grassroots Art Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hays online route planner.

Drive from Kearney to Hays in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abilene trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hays to Abilene in 2 hours. In April in Abilene, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wichita

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains, then get engrossed in the history at Old Cowtown Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, and finally see the interesting displays at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kansas Firefighters Museum, engage your brain at Cosmosphere, and then see the interesting displays at Strataca.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Wichita trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Abilene to Wichita in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma City

— 4 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Get some cultural insight at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Stafford Air & Space Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge (in Indiahoma), National Route 66 Museum (in Elk City) and Arcadia (OK County 66 - John's Place & Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at American Banjo Museum, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn, and get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma History Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip planner.

Drive from Wichita to Oklahoma City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tulsa.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tulsa

— 3 nights

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve and J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Woody Guthrie Center and Gilcrease Museum. Explore Tulsa's surroundings by going to Frank Phillips Home (in Bartlesville) and Will Rogers Memorial Museum (in Claremore). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Cave House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oklahoma Aquarium, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa trip planner.

Drive from Oklahoma City to Tulsa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tulsa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Topeka.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Topeka

— 3 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Ward-Meade Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of History and Combat Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to OZ Museum (in Wamego), Phoenix Gallery (in Lawrence) and Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Topeka planning website.

Getting from Tulsa to Topeka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tulsa in April, expect Topeka to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
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.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Oklahoma travel guide

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Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.