10 days in Nebraska Itinerary

10 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chadron
— 1 day
Drive
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Gering
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 1 night
Drive
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 3 nights
Fly

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Chadron

— 1 day
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Chadron State Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chadron visit planner.

Durham to Chadron is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In June, Chadron is a bit cooler than Durham - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks · Nature · Museums

Gering

— 2 nights
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, then pause for some photo ops at Carhenge, and then admire the local landmark of City of Alliance Central Park Fountain. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then take some stellar pictures from North Overlook, and finally get great views at South Overlook.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gering trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Gering takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gering are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Gering

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kearney

— 1 night
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonmill Lake, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, then take an in-depth tour of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, and finally stop by Stagecoach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kearney trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Gering to Kearney in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kearney when traveling from Gering in June, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Lincoln

— 3 nights
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, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, and get engrossed in the history at International Quilt Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Lincoln takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, get to know the resident critters at Henry Doorly Zoo, stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
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.