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The Pony Express Original Route (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Venture through the historic Pony Express Route with this holiday package! Explore this alternative route that, starts in Missouri State, visiting Kansas City. Then, continue through Nebraska, spending nice moments in Omaha, Grand Island (city in central Nebraska, with diverse nature centers for trails, a butterfly garden and blinds for viewing migrating sand hill cranes along the Platte River) and Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock. Continue to Wyoming with a stay in Casper. In Utah, visit; Salt Lake City; to continue towards Black Rock Desert and Reno in Nevada State. Finish this adventure in Sacramento (the capital of California, is known for its evolving contemporary culture, rich history and golden rush past). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 15 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Kansas City and out of Sacramento
  • Rental Car for 16 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Kansas City, MO
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Omaha, NE
  • Hotel for 1 nights in Grand Island, NE
  • Hotel for 1 nights in Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Casper, WY
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hotel for 1 nights in Black Rock Desert, NV
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Reno, NV
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Sacramento, CA
  • Driving Time
    Kansas City, MO - Omaha, NE: 2 hrs. 43 mins. approx.
    Omaha, NE- Grand Island, NE: 2 hrs. 14 mins. approx.
    Grand Island - Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
    Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE - Casper, WY: 2 hrs. 44 mins. approx.
    Casper, WY- Salt Lake City, UT: 6 hrs. 11 min approx.
    Salt Lake City, UT- Black Rock Desert, NV: 7 hrs. 25 mins. approx.
    Black Rock Desert, NV - Reno, NV:. 3hrs 53 mins. approx.
    Reno, NV- Sacramento, CA: 2 hrs. 24 mins. approx.


Price history for this itinerary (past 7 days):
From Miami International MIA (FL), US for 15 nights
2173.64 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Salt Lake City, UT (7)     Grand Island, NE (8)     Sacramento, CA (5)     Kansas City, MO (10)     Omaha, NE (9)     Reno, NV (7)     Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE (6)     Casper, WY (9)     Black Rock Desert, NV (3)    
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1. Kansas City, MO
  56 hotels
2. Omaha, NE
   (59 hotels)
3. Grand Island, NE
   (12 hotels)
4. Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
   (10 hotels)
5. Casper, WY
   (15 hotels)
6. Salt Lake City, UT
   (38 hotels)
7. Black Rock Desert, NV
   (18 hotels)
8. Reno, NV
   (12 hotels)
9. Sacramento, CA
   (9 hotels)
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2 nights in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It's known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Zoo, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, American Jazz Museum and much more.



2 nights in Omaha, NE

Omaha is home to some fantastic sights and attractions including Omaha`s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, one of the largest and most highly accredited zoos in the world. The city is brimming with exciting museums such as the Children`s Museum and The Durham Museum. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spans for 3,000 feet over the massive Missouri River allowing visitors to walk between two states. The Reuben sandwich was invented in Omaha at the Blackstone Hotel, the city is now one of the top dining destinations in the country. The historic paved streets of the Old Market district are fascinating to walk along and uncover vibrant galleries, quaint boutiques, and excellent restaurants serving up Omaha steaks.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Omaha Zoo, The Durham Museum, Old Market District, Wildlife Safari Park, Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, Joslyn Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, Lauritzen Gardens, and so much more!



1 nights in Grand Island, NE

Grand Island is located in central Nebraska, also known as La Grand Isle it is the largest inland island in the entire world. The fourth-largest city in Nebraska boasts wide-open golden prairies, colorful wildflowers spread throughout the verdant meadows and farmlands. A sophisticated town featuring noteworthy museums such as the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and the Tri-City Model Railroad Association filled with fascinating exhibits. See the fascinating sights of the `Nebraska Flyway` with over 500,000 sandhill cranes that settle on a sandbar near the island.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Saint Paul Historical Village, Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball, Edgerton Explorit Center, Morman Island State Recreation Area, Children`s Museum of Central Nebraska, and so much more!



1 nights in Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE

Scottsbluff is a stop along a number of pioneer trails in the 19th century, such as the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Pony Express mail service. Many sights associated with this era are located within an hour`s drive of town, the most notable of these being two dramatic rock formations: Scotts Bluff, from which the town was named, and Chimney Rock, which are both national monuments and historic sites.


Recommended Stay: At least 1 night
Must See`s:
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Riverside Discovery Center, Legacy of the Plains Museum, North Overlook, Fort Mitchell, Mitchell Pass, Dome Rock, South Bluff, Robidoux Pass, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Ash Hollow, Windlass Hill, and so much more!



2 nights in Casper, WY

Located in the heart of the Cowboy State, Casper is a hub of fun and adventure. With amazing landscapes to explore like Casper Mountain, the legendary North Platte River, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Fremont Canyon’s stunning rock walls and miles upon miles of multi-use trails, you can get your fill of the great outdoors in Casper. Visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, featuring dioramas and hands-on displays that evoke the journeys of 1800s pioneers, enjoy contemporary art at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, visit Fort Casper - a reconstructed 1865 military post, or drive south to Casper Mountain with its scenic views and ski slopes.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Fort Caspar, Casper Mountain, Rotary Park.



2 nights in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is an urban gem of the mountain west. Set in an incomparable backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains and home to `The Greatest Snow On Earth`, Salt Lake City stands out as a thriving hub of business, culture, innovation, and an inherently industrious spirit. With proximity to 5 National Parks, skiing, and outdoor activities so close to an international airport and a metropolitan city, this city is an ideal place to spend quality time.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Temple Square, the Hogle Zoo, the Red Butte Garden, the Utah State Capitol Building, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Salt Lake Temple, the Clark Planetarium, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Gardens and so much more!



1 nights in Black Rock Desert, NV

Elko, in the Black Rock Desert, is the largest town in rural Nevada, a center of cowboy culture with a museum big on buckaroos, stagecoaches and the Pony Express. The other cultural influence is Basque. Despite violent 19th century conflicts over grazing rights between Basque shepherds and Old West cattlemen, there is a lingering cultural influence here most prominently felt in the local cuisine. And yes, this town is named after the antlered animal.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Towns: Elko, Winnemucca; Pony Express; Mountain Biking; Ghost Towns; Carson City and Carson Valley; Reno; Pyramid Lake; Black Rock Desert; Unionville, and so much more.



2 nights in Reno, NV

Reno has been called `the biggest little city in the world` and is often described as a smaller version of Las Vegas, its much bigger brother to the southeast. Located in northwestern Nevada near the California state line, Reno is, however, the second largest city in the state. Boasting more than five million visitors a year, Reno offers a wide range of entertainment and educational attractions, many of which are ideal for families. The city of Reno in Nevada is a diverse place that is known for many things from its entertainment and gambling through to its nearby ski resorts.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
National Automobile Museum, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Eldorado Resort Casino, Old Reno Arch, The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery and much more.



2 nights in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento is the political hub and state capital of California. It lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River featuring the district of Old Sacramento that harkens back to the city`s Gold Rush era. One of several museums in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum depicts the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, one of the country`s earliest technological feats. The city is buzzing with things to taste, see, and savor. It invites you to pick your pleasure, whether it`s the farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers markets, home-grown breweries, colorful street murals, or a sunset walk along the river.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
California State Capitol, Crocker Art Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Downtown Sacramento, Tower Bridge and the Sacramento Riverfront, California Supreme Court, and so much more!




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Kansas City, MO
Day 1
Arrive to Kansas City, MO
Overnight in Kansas City, MO   56 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Kansas City, MO   56 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Kansas City, MO
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Omaha, NE
Day 3
Arrive to Omaha, NE
Overnight in Omaha, NE   59 hotels offered
Optional   3 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Omaha, NE   59 hotels offered
Optional   3 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Omaha, NE
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Grand Island, NE
Day 5
Arrive to Grand Island, NE
Overnight in Grand Island, NE   12 hotels offered
Day 6
Departing from Grand Island, NE
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
Day 6
Arrive to Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
Overnight in Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE   10 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Casper, WY
Day 7
Arrive to Casper, WY
Overnight in Casper, WY   15 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Casper, WY   15 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Casper, WY
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Salt Lake City, UT
Day 9
Arrive to Salt Lake City, UT
Overnight in Salt Lake City, UT   38 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Salt Lake City, UT   38 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Salt Lake City, UT
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Black Rock Desert, NV
Day 11
Arrive to Black Rock Desert, NV
Overnight in Black Rock Desert, NV   18 hotels offered
Day 12
Departing from Black Rock Desert, NV
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Reno, NV
Day 12
Arrive to Reno, NV
Overnight in Reno, NV   12 hotels offered
Day 13
Overnight in Reno, NV   12 hotels offered
Day 14
Departing from Reno, NV
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Sacramento, CA
Day 14
Arrive to Sacramento, CA
Overnight in Sacramento, CA   9 hotels offered
Day 15
Overnight in Sacramento, CA   9 hotels offered
Day 16
Departing from Sacramento, CA

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Kansas City, MO Hotels (56 total)
Omaha, NE Hotels (59 total)
Grand Island, NE Hotels (12 total)
Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE Hotels (10 total)
Casper, WY Hotels (15 total)
Salt Lake City, UT Hotels (38 total)
Black Rock Desert, NV Hotels (18 total)
Reno, NV Hotels (12 total)
Sacramento, CA Hotels (9 total)


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Tours in Kansas City, MO (11 total)
Tours in Omaha, NE (3 total)
Tours in Salt Lake City, UT (4 total)


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Kansas City, MO
Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. It's known for its barbecue, jazz heritage and fountains. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses nearly 40,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary collections.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Worlds of Fun, Kansas City Zoo, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, American Jazz Museum and much more.
Omaha, NE
Omaha is home to some fantastic sights and attractions including Omaha`s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, one of the largest and most highly accredited zoos in the world. The city is brimming with exciting museums such as the Children`s Museum and The Durham Museum. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge spans for 3,000 feet over the massive Missouri River allowing visitors to walk between two states. The Reuben sandwich was invented in Omaha at the Blackstone Hotel, the city is now one of the top dining destinations in the country. The historic paved streets of the Old Market district are fascinating to walk along and uncover vibrant galleries, quaint boutiques, and excellent restaurants serving up Omaha steaks.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Omaha Zoo, The Durham Museum, Old Market District, Wildlife Safari Park, Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, Joslyn Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, Lauritzen Gardens, and so much more!
Grand Island, NE
Grand Island is located in central Nebraska, also known as La Grand Isle it is the largest inland island in the entire world. The fourth-largest city in Nebraska boasts wide-open golden prairies, colorful wildflowers spread throughout the verdant meadows and farmlands. A sophisticated town featuring noteworthy museums such as the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and the Tri-City Model Railroad Association filled with fascinating exhibits. See the fascinating sights of the `Nebraska Flyway` with over 500,000 sandhill cranes that settle on a sandbar near the island.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Saint Paul Historical Village, Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball, Edgerton Explorit Center, Morman Island State Recreation Area, Children`s Museum of Central Nebraska, and so much more!
Scottsbluff-Chimney Rock, NE
Scottsbluff is a stop along a number of pioneer trails in the 19th century, such as the Oregon Trail, the California Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Pony Express mail service. Many sights associated with this era are located within an hour`s drive of town, the most notable of these being two dramatic rock formations: Scotts Bluff, from which the town was named, and Chimney Rock, which are both national monuments and historic sites.


Recommended Stay: At least 1 night
Must See`s:
Scotts Bluff National Monument, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Riverside Discovery Center, Legacy of the Plains Museum, North Overlook, Fort Mitchell, Mitchell Pass, Dome Rock, South Bluff, Robidoux Pass, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Ash Hollow, Windlass Hill, and so much more!
Casper, WY
Located in the heart of the Cowboy State, Casper is a hub of fun and adventure. With amazing landscapes to explore like Casper Mountain, the legendary North Platte River, Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park, Fremont Canyon’s stunning rock walls and miles upon miles of multi-use trails, you can get your fill of the great outdoors in Casper. Visit the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, featuring dioramas and hands-on displays that evoke the journeys of 1800s pioneers, enjoy contemporary art at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, visit Fort Casper - a reconstructed 1865 military post, or drive south to Casper Mountain with its scenic views and ski slopes.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Fort Caspar, Casper Mountain, Rotary Park.
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City is an urban gem of the mountain west. Set in an incomparable backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains and home to `The Greatest Snow On Earth`, Salt Lake City stands out as a thriving hub of business, culture, innovation, and an inherently industrious spirit. With proximity to 5 National Parks, skiing, and outdoor activities so close to an international airport and a metropolitan city, this city is an ideal place to spend quality time.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Temple Square, the Hogle Zoo, the Red Butte Garden, the Utah State Capitol Building, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Salt Lake Temple, the Clark Planetarium, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Tracy Aviary and Botanical Gardens and so much more!
Black Rock Desert, NV
Elko, in the Black Rock Desert, is the largest town in rural Nevada, a center of cowboy culture with a museum big on buckaroos, stagecoaches and the Pony Express. The other cultural influence is Basque. Despite violent 19th century conflicts over grazing rights between Basque shepherds and Old West cattlemen, there is a lingering cultural influence here most prominently felt in the local cuisine. And yes, this town is named after the antlered animal.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Towns: Elko, Winnemucca; Pony Express; Mountain Biking; Ghost Towns; Carson City and Carson Valley; Reno; Pyramid Lake; Black Rock Desert; Unionville, and so much more.
Reno, NV
Reno has been called `the biggest little city in the world` and is often described as a smaller version of Las Vegas, its much bigger brother to the southeast. Located in northwestern Nevada near the California state line, Reno is, however, the second largest city in the state. Boasting more than five million visitors a year, Reno offers a wide range of entertainment and educational attractions, many of which are ideal for families. The city of Reno in Nevada is a diverse place that is known for many things from its entertainment and gambling through to its nearby ski resorts.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
National Automobile Museum, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Eldorado Resort Casino, Old Reno Arch, The Discovery - Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery and much more.
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento is the political hub and state capital of California. It lies at the confluence of the Sacramento River and American River featuring the district of Old Sacramento that harkens back to the city`s Gold Rush era. One of several museums in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum depicts the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, one of the country`s earliest technological feats. The city is buzzing with things to taste, see, and savor. It invites you to pick your pleasure, whether it`s the farm-fresh restaurants, plentiful farmers markets, home-grown breweries, colorful street murals, or a sunset walk along the river.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
California State Capitol, Crocker Art Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Downtown Sacramento, Tower Bridge and the Sacramento Riverfront, California Supreme Court, and so much more!

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