18 days in Nebraska Itinerary

18 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Drive to Lincoln
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Kearney
— 3 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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Chadron
— 1 night
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Valentine
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Drive to Sioux Gateway Airport / Brigadier General Bud Day Field, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Zaventem

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Lincoln

— 3 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Roller Skating and Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum. American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Museum and Library and Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ashland (Cellar 426 Winery & Glacial Till Vineyard and Winery). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary Catholic Church, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, stroll around Antelope Park, and look for gifts at Baker's Candies.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lincoln, use our trip itinerary maker.

Zaventem, Belgium to Lincoln is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Zaventem in August, expect Lincoln to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kearney

— 3 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Get some cultural insight at Nebraska Firefighters Museum and The Plainsman Museum. G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture and Edgerton Explorit Center will appeal to museum buffs. When in Kearney, make a side trip to see Birthplace of Kool-Aid in Hastings, approximately Hastings away. There's more to do: examine the collection at Kearney Area Children's Museum and stop by Stagecoach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kearney travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

North Platte

— 3 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. You'll explore and learn at Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Cody Park Railroad Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Grain Bin Antique Town and Gothenburg Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to McCook (Longnecker Jewelry & Museum of the High Plains Historical Society) and Wild Horse Golf Club (in Gothenburg). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Fort McPherson National Cemetery and have fun and explore at North Platte Area Children's Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the North Platte trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums · Shopping · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogallala

— 2 nights
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Boot Hill Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ogallala trip maker.

Drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Ogallala due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Ogallala

Museums · Historic Sites

Chadron

— 1 night
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade, examine the collection at Dawes County Historical Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fort Robinson History Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Trailside Museum of Natural History, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chadron day trip website.

You can drive from Ogallala to Chadron in 3 hours. August in Chadron sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Valentine

— 1 night
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the views from Bryan Bridge and then take an in-depth tour of Centennial Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Valentine trip planner.

Getting from Chadron to Valentine by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Valentine are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Valentine

Museums
Highlights from your 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Joslyn Castle and Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum and Father Flanagan's Historic House. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Boys Town, appreciate the history behind Kanesville Tabernacle, make a trip to Historic General Dodge House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Omaha online trip planner.

Drive from Valentine to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Valentine in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Omaha, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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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.