5 days in Lincoln & Estes Park Itinerary

5 days in Lincoln & Estes Park Itinerary

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Lincoln
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Estes Park
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Lincoln

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Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and Old Market make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Lincoln to go to Omaha and see Stinson Park, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, and head outdoors with Haymarket Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip builder.

Omaha to Lincoln is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Omaha
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
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Museum of American Speed

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Estes Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lincoln to Estes Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lincoln in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Estes Park, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Photography Tours

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