22 days in Nebraska Itinerary

22 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Burwell
— 1 night
2
Valentine
— 3 nights
3
Chadron
— 2 nights
4
North Platte
— 2 nights
5
Kearney
— 3 nights
6
Lincoln
— 5 nights
7
Omaha
— 5 nights

1
night
Burwell

Burwell ©
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Burwell online road trip planner.

Dallas to Burwell is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Burwell hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Burwell

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park ©
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch ©
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Get outdoors at Smith Falls State Park and Cowboy Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and Niobrara National Scenic River. Step out of Valentine to go to Halsey and see Nebraska National Forest, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: tee off at The Prairie Club.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valentine trip planner.

Drive from Burwell to Valentine in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Valentine are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nebraska National Forest
Highlights from your plan
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club
Niobrara National Scenic River ©
Niobrara National Scenic River
Smith Falls State Park ©
Smith Falls State Park

2
nights
Chadron

Chadron ©
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 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade, immerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Toadstool Campground. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center and then contemplate the long history of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chadron travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Chadron takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Valentine to Chadron is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Chadron

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toadstool Campground, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Chadron State Park ©
Chadron State Park

2
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake McConaughy, thentake an in-depth tour of Original Pony Express Station & Museum, thenappreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Sod House Museum, examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, and then walk around Cody Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our North Platte online road trip planner.

You can drive from Chadron to North Platte in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Lake McConaughy
Highlights from your plan
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Original Pony Express Station & Museum
Lincoln County Historical Museum ©
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Sod House Museum ©
Sod House Museum

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Classic Car Collection and Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. You'll explore and learn at Hastings Museum and Nebraska Firefighters Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kearney: The Willa Cather Foundation (in Red Cloud) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, snap pictures at Hike-Bike Trail Bridge, walk around Yanney Heritage Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kearney online route planner.

Getting from North Platte to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kearney are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hastings Museum, The Willa Cather Foundation, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles
Highlights from your plan
Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Hastings Museum ©
Hastings Museum

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Pioneer Park Nature Center and Wilderness Ridge Golf Club. Get some cultural insight at Homestead National Monument of America and University of Nebraska State Museum. Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to Rock Creek Station State Historical Park in Fairbury, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at James Arthur Vineyard, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Nebraska History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Lincoln takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

James Arthur Vineyard, Homestead National Monument of America, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
University of Nebraska State Museum ©
University of Nebraska State Museum
Homestead National Monument of America ©
Homestead National Monument of America
James Arthur Vineyard ©
James Arthur Vineyard

5
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Boys Town and Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Holy Family Shrine and Father Flanagan's Historic House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omaha: Ponca State Park (in Ponca), Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Arbor Day Farm) and Indian Cave State Park (in Shubert). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, immerse yourself in nature at Platte River State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and get your bearings at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Omaha sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nebraska City, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Ponca State Park, Platte River State Park, Holy Family Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park ©
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Boys Town ©
Boys Town

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