26 days in Nebraska Itinerary

26 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lincoln
— 4 nights
2
Kearney
— 3 nights
3
North Platte
— 3 nights
4
Ogallala
— 2 nights
5
Gering
— 3 nights
6
Chadron
— 1 night
7
Valentine
— 2 nights
8
Burwell
— 1 night
9
Omaha
— 5 nights

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum, and walk around Pioneer Park Nature Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip builder.

Zagreb, Croatia to Lincoln is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Zagreb to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ashland
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens
Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kearney: Grand Island (Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer & Raising Nebraska) and Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and walk around Yanney Heritage Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kearney trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. June in Kearney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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: Gothenburg (Sod House Museum, Original Pony Express Station & Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town, walk around Cody Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Platte travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kearney to North Platte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in North Platte, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park ©
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park

2
nights
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill, thenexplore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, and then stroll through Ash Hallow State Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy, and then get to know the fascinating history of Boot Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogallala trip planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Ogallala, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ash Hallow State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area ©
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Petrified Wood Gallery ©
Petrified Wood Gallery
Mansion on the Hill ©
Mansion on the Hill

3
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Gering's surroundings by going to Carhenge (in Alliance), Crawford (Trailside Museum of Natural History & Fort Robinson State Park) and Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, take some stellar pictures from North Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, and appreciate the history behind Rebecca Winters Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Gering attractions planning site.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In June in Gering, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crawford, Scottsbluff, Carhenge, Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park

1
night
Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Chadron travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gering to Chadron takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Chadron can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Chadron State Park ©
Chadron State Park

2
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River and then trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and then grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Valentine vacation builder app.

Drive from Chadron to Valentine in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chadron to Valentine is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Burwell.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Trails
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

1
night
Burwell

Burwell ©
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, wander the wide-open spaces of Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Burwell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Burwell takes 2.5 hours. In June in Burwell, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

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

5
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, walk around Heartland of America Park, take a stroll through Old Market, and explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burwell to Omaha takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Burwell in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Omaha, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
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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