15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kearney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Omaha
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, appreciate the history behind Rebecca Winters Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Arts Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Carhenge.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gering trip planning tool .

Phoenix to Gering is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January, Gering is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 41°F and lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Gering

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alliance, Rebecca Winters Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument

3
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Platte: Original Pony Express Station & Museum (in Gothenburg), Ogallala (Mansion on the Hill & Petrified Wood Gallery) and McCook (Museum of the High Plains Historical Society & Longnecker Jewelry). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, walk around Cody Park, and contemplate the long history of Scotts Bluff.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the North Platte trip builder tool .

You can drive from Gering to North Platte in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in North Platte, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 12°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ogallala, McCook, Original Pony Express Station & Museum, Scotts Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln County Historical Museum ©
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Petrified Wood Gallery ©
Petrified Wood Gallery

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Kearney side-trips: Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River), Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington) and Hastings Museum (in Hastings). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and examine the collection at Classic Car Collection.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kearney visit planning app .

Getting from North Platte to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hastings Museum, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Hastings Museum ©
Hastings Museum

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Lincoln is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kearney to Lincoln by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

3
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
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, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, and shop like a local with Old Market.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip maker site .

Drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in January, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum

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