7 days in Nebraska Itinerary

7 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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7 days in Nebraska Itinerary

New York City
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Omaha
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Ogallala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Scottsbluff
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
New York City

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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and Fontenelle Forest Nature Center make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arbor Day Farm and Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Tannenbaum Christmas Shop.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip builder app .

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Omaha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Omaha dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kearney.

Things to do in Omaha

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Arbor Day Farm, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Arbor Day Farm ©
Arbor Day Farm
Tannenbaum Christmas Shop ©
Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Classic Car Collection and then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kearney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Omaha to Kearney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ogallala.

Things to do in Kearney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
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Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection

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Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area and then explore the activities along Lake McConaughy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogallala route website .

You can drive from Kearney to Ogallala in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Ogallala sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Scottsbluff.

Things to do in Ogallala

#Parks, #Nature
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Lake McConaughy ©
Lake McConaughy
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area ©

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Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Valley Pathway.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Scottsbluff attractions website .

Getting from Ogallala to Scottsbluff by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Scottsbluff, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

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