28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
1
Omaha
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lincoln
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kearney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Burwell
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Chadron
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Gering
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Salt Lake City

6
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting (in Nebraska City) and Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and explore the engaging exhibits at Omaha Children's Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha sightseeing planner.

Salt Lake City to Omaha is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Omaha is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in March; daily highs in Omaha reach 52°F and lows reach 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Boys Town, Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, Holy Family Shrine
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum

6
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury), Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice) and Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, and get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln vacation planning app.

Drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ashland, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum ©
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

4
nights
Kearney

Kearney
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kearney: Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island), Hastings (Birthplace of Kool-Aid & Hastings Museum) and Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, and stroll around Yanney Heritage Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kearney trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Burwell.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Burwell

Burwell ©
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, then get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Burwell trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Burwell takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Burwell are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

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
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Explore North Platte's surroundings by going to Gothenburg (Gothenburg Historical Museum, Original Pony Express Station & Museum, &more) and Petrified Wood Gallery (in Ogallala). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, and contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the North Platte trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Burwell to North Platte in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Petrified Wood Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln County Historical Museum ©
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Original Pony Express Station & Museum
Wild Horse Golf Club ©
Wild Horse Golf Club

2
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River and then grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, then play a few rounds at The Prairie Club, and then trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Valentine holiday planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. In March in Valentine, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Niobrara National Scenic River ©
Niobrara National Scenic River
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club

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 24th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Chadron State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, and then stroll through Toadstool Campground. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park, then learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History, and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Robinson History Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chadron trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Chadron takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Chadron can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Gering.

Things to do in Chadron

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Crawford, Toadstool Campground, Fort Robinson History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area
Chadron State Park ©
Chadron State Park
Fort Robinson History Museum ©
Fort Robinson History Museum

3
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gering: Alliance (Carnegie Arts Center, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum, appreciate the history behind Rebecca Winters Memorial, and get great views at South Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gering trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Gering takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gering

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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