3 days in Nebraska Itinerary

3 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska itinerary planner

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Kearney
— 1 day
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Kearney

— 1 day
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, and then stop by Stagecoach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kearney trip planning site.

Kansas City to Kearney is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Kansas City in March, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Kearney: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Kearney

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, and finally snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Omaha trip app.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Omaha are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.