7 days in Nebraska Itinerary

7 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Los Angeles to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Omaha, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Omaha to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature


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Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Lincoln is known for parks, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

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Drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nebraska travel guide

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.