36 days in Nebraska Itinerary

36 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Fly to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Drive to Gering
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Gering
— 3 nights
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Harrison
— 2 nights
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Crawford
— 2 nights
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Chadron
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive
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Burwell
— 1 night
Drive
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Kearney
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Beatrice
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Omaha
— 6 nights
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Gering

— 3 nights
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Alliance (Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Carhenge, &more), Fort Laramie National Historic Site (in Fort Laramie) and Guernsey (Guernsey State Park & Oregon Trail Ruts). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, get great views at North Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, and contemplate the long history of Robidoux Trading Post.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gering vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Atlanta to Gering is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Gering, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in May, with highs in Gering at 69°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Harrison

— 2 nights
Harrison is a village in Sioux County, Nebraska, United States. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Ardmore and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Robinson History Museum.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Harrison trip builder site.

You can drive from Gering to Harrison in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Crawford.

Things to do in Harrison

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Crawford

— 2 nights
Crawford is a city in Dawes County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 7th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Toadstool Campground.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Crawford online sightseeing planner.

Crawford is just a stone's throw from Harrison. May in Crawford sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chadron.

Things to do in Crawford

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Chadron

— 4 nights
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Chadron: Badlands National Park (in Interior), Wounded Knee Massacre Monument (in Wounded Knee) and Hot Springs (The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade, stroll around Chadron State Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chadron day trip planner.

Chadron is just a short distance from Crawford. In May, daytime highs in Chadron are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valentine

— 2 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 13th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and then grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Valentine holiday app.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

North Platte

— 3 nights
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: Ogallala (Lake McConaughy, Petrified Wood Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, and do a tasting at Feather river winery.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the North Platte trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Valentine to North Platte takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Burwell.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Burwell

— 1 night
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. On the 18th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area, get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then take a peaceful walk through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Burwell road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Burwell takes 2.5 hours. May in Burwell sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Burwell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kearney

— 3 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Kearney side-trips: Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery (in Lexington) and Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, and explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kearney trip tool.

Getting from Burwell to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

York

— 1 night
York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Wessels Living History Farm, examine the collection at Lee's Legendary Marbles and Collectibles, then get engrossed in the history at Clayton Museum of Ancient History, and finally examine the collection at Anna Benis Palmer Museum.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kearney to York by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Beatrice.

Things to do in York

Museums

Beatrice

— 3 nights
Beatrice is a city in and the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska. Get out of town with these interesting Beatrice side-trips: Indian Cave State Park (in Shubert), Fairbury (Fairbury City Park, Crystal Springs Park, &more) and Brownville (Whiskey Run Creek & Flatwater Folk Art Museum). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Homestead National Historical Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beatrice online day trip planner.

You can drive from York to Beatrice in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Beatrice

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 5 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Ashland (Cellar 426 Winery & Glacial Till Vineyard and Winery). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, have fun and explore at Lincoln Children's Museum, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park Nature Center.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lincoln fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Beatrice to Lincoln in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Lincoln are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Omaha

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Omaha side-trips: Nebraska City (Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, Spa at Lied Lodge, &more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, walk around Heartland of America Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha travel planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.