11 days in Nebraska Itinerary

11 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Kearney
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg
— 1 night
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Valentine
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 4 nights

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Classic Car Collection and Christine's Horseback Riding. Get a sense of the local culture at The Willa Cather Foundation and Hastings Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kearney: Birthplace of Kool-Aid (in Hastings) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary and walk around Yanney Heritage Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kearney trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Kearney is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Kearney, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hastings, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Nebraska Prairie Museum, The Willa Cather Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
The Willa Cather Foundation ©
The Willa Cather Foundation

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Gothenburg is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gothenburg Historical Museum, then examine the collection at Sod House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Robert Henri Museum, and finally tee off at Wild Horse Golf Club.

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You can drive from Kearney to Gothenburg in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Robert Henri Museum
Highlights from your plan
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Original Pony Express Station & Museum
Wild Horse Golf Club ©
Wild Horse Golf Club
Sod House Museum ©
Sod House Museum

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Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 22nd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail.

Plan my day in Valentine using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Gothenburg to Valentine in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Valentine can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Smith Falls State Park ©
Smith Falls State Park
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge ©
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge

2
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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Homestead National Monument of America, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum, explore the world behind art at International Quilt Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lincoln online travel planner.

Drive from Valentine to Lincoln in 5 hours. Traveling from Valentine in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lincoln, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Homestead National Monument of America ©
Homestead National Monument of America
International Quilt Museum ©
International Quilt Museum
University of Nebraska State Museum ©
University of Nebraska State Museum

4
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holy Family Shrine and Flatwater Folk Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Indian Cave State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omaha: Platte River State Park (in Louisville) and Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Arbor Day Farm). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Chalco Hills Recreation Area, get to know the resident critters at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Omaha travel route planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Omaha sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Nebraska City, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Platte River State Park, Indian Cave State Park, Holy Family Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park ©
Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Holy Family Shrine ©
Holy Family Shrine

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