23 days in Nebraska Itinerary

23 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 9th (Sat), make a trip to Carhenge, admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Arts Center, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Chimney Rock National Historic Site and then go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gering sightseeing planning app.

Cleveland to Gering is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cleveland to Gering. Traveling from Cleveland in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gering, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alliance, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Monument Valley Pathway
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©
Chimney Rock National Historic Site

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Chadron State Park, explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Toadstool Campground, thenadmire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Trailside Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chadron tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Gering to Chadron by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Chadron, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Crawford, Toadstool Campground
Highlights from your plan
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Valentine is known for nature, wildlife, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, snap pictures at Bryan Bridge, stroll through Cowboy Trail, and admire the sheer force of Snake River Falls.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Valentine travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Chadron to Valentine in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Smith Falls State Park ©
Smith Falls State Park
Niobrara National Scenic River ©
Niobrara National Scenic River
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from North Platte: Gothenburg (Wild Horse Golf Club & Original Pony Express Station & Museum) and Ogallala (Petrified Wood Gallery & Lake McConaughy). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, stroll the grounds of Fort McPherson National Cemetery, and walk around Cody Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read North Platte travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Valentine to North Platte by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Ogallala, Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River) and Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, stop by Stagecoach, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kearney road trip planning tool.

Drive from North Platte to Kearney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pioneer Village, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Highlights from your plan
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument ©
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer ©
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Ashland (Cellar 426 Winery, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, &more) and Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, and have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner.

Drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In May in Lincoln, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ashland, Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens
Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo

4
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Take a break from Omaha with a short trip to Holy Family Shrine in Gretna, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and walk around Heartland of America Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip app.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Omaha are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holy Family Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center ©
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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