5 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Lincoln — 1 night

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, then ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Boiler Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln vacation planner.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to Lincoln, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Omaha.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Omaha — 3 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.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, stroll around Heartland of America Park, and look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Omaha are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Nebraska travel guide

Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
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.