35 days in Nebraska Itinerary

35 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Kearney
— 3 nights
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North Platte
— 4 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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Gering
— 4 nights
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Chadron
— 2 nights
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Valentine
— 3 nights
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Burwell
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
— 7 nights
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Omaha
— 7 nights
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Kearney

— 3 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Classic Car Collection and Cottonmill Lake. 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). The adventure continues: walk around Yanney Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, and look for gifts at Stagecoach.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kearney trip planner.

Seattle to Kearney is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Kearney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, you will find days in Kearney are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

North Platte

— 4 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Cody Park. Change things up with a short trip to Sod House Museum in Gothenburg (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Fort Cody Trading Post, examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the North Platte holiday planner.

You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in June, North Platte is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ogallala

— 2 nights
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy and then gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ogallala journey planning site.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Ogallala takes an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from North Platte to Ogallala is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Parks · Nature · Museums

Gering

— 4 nights
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. When in Gering, make a side trip to see Carhenge in Alliance, approximately Alliance away. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Scotts Bluff National Monument. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, take some stellar pictures from South Overlook, and take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gering vacation planner.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. July in Gering sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chadron

— 2 nights
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 11th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Toadstool Campground. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade and then walk around Chadron State Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chadron travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Gering to Chadron takes 2 hours. In July in Chadron, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Valentine

— 3 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Smith Falls State Park and Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Niobrara National Scenic River. There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at The Prairie Club and stroll through Cowboy Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Valentine day trip app.

Drive from Chadron to Valentine in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chadron to Valentine due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Valentine are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Burwell.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Burwell

— 2 nights
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Happy Jack Chalk Mine and then stroll through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Burwell trip planning website.

You can drive from Valentine to Burwell in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Burwell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lincoln

— 7 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and Pioneer Park Nature Center. Step out of Lincoln to go to Beatrice and see Homestead National Historical Park, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at International Quilt Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, explore the activities along Holmes Park & Lake, and examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burwell to Lincoln takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Omaha

— 7 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park and Indian Cave State Park. Go for a jaunt from Omaha to Nebraska City to see Arbor Lodge State Historical Park about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, see the interesting displays at Boys Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Omaha holiday planning app.

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.