30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

7
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 the city and head to Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Platte River State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Heron Haven and Master's Hand. Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Indian Cave State Park (in Shubert), Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Kregel Windmill Museum, &more) and Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, take a stroll through Old Market, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and see the interesting displays at Boys Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha online driving holiday planner.

Seattle to Omaha is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Omaha. Traveling from Seattle in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Omaha, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nebraska City, Louisville, Gretna, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Indian Cave State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery ©
Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Boys Town ©
Boys Town

6
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Homestead National Monument of America and Saint Mary Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to University of Nebraska State Museum and International Quilt Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury) and Cellar 426 Winery (in Ashland). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art, head outdoors with Haymarket Park, play a few rounds at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, and stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In March in Lincoln, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashland, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, Baker's Candies, Homestead National Monument of America, Bottle Rocket Brewing Co.
Highlights from your plan
Homestead National Monument of America ©
Homestead National Monument of America
University of Nebraska State Museum ©
University of Nebraska State Museum
International Quilt Museum ©
International Quilt Museum

4
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park and The Willa Cather Foundation. Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Museum of Nebraska Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kearney side-trips: Hastings Museum (in Hastings), Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege) and Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, take an in-depth tour of G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, examine the collection at Trails & Rails Museum, and stop by Stagecoach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kearney holiday site.

You can drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kearney are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cowboy Trail and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Niobrara National Scenic River and Snake River Falls. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, snap pictures at Bryan Bridge, play a few rounds at The Prairie Club, and immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Valentine day trip planning website.

Getting from Kearney to Valentine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kearney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Valentine, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Niobrara National Scenic River ©
Niobrara National Scenic River
Smith Falls State Park ©
Smith Falls State Park
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. Take a break from the city and head to Wild Horse Golf Club and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Let the collections at Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Lincoln County Historical Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Sod House Museum in Gothenburg (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fort Cody Trading Post, appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, stroll the grounds of Fort McPherson National Cemetery, and do a tasting at Feather river winery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the North Platte online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Valentine to North Platte in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in North Platte are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Fort McPherson National Cemetery
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

2
nights
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Boot Hill Cemetery, stroll through Ash Hallow State Historical Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill, gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery, and then explore the activities along Lake McConaughy.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ogallala online trip itinerary builder.

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. April in Ogallala sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ash Hallow State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Ash Hallow State Historical Park ©
Ash Hallow State Historical Park
Mansion on the Hill ©
Mansion on the Hill
Boot Hill Cemetery ©
Boot Hill Cemetery

4
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Legacy of the Plains Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Knight Museum and Sandhills Center and Trailside Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Courthouse and Jail Rocks (in Bridgeport) and Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway, explore the striking landscape at Toadstool Campground, and take some stellar pictures from North Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gering itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Trailside Museum of Natural History, Courthouse and Jail Rocks, Monument Valley Pathway, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Museum of the Fur Trade
Highlights from your plan
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center ©
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

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