13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Platte
— 1 night
Drive
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Gering
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lincoln

— 3 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: Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice) and Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and get to know the resident critters at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lincoln driving holiday planning tool.

Lexington to Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lexington to Lincoln, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Kearney

— 2 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Trails & Rails Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, and finally stroll around Yanney Heritage Park. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonmill Lake, get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and finally stop by Stagecoach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kearney attractions planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

North Platte

— 1 night
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): walk around Cody Park, then look for gifts at Fort Cody Trading Post, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the North Platte trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kearney to North Platte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in North Platte, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gering.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Gering

— 2 nights
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then take in the pleasant sights at North Overlook, then go for a walk through South Overlook, and finally steep yourself in history at Robidoux Trading Post. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Knight Museum and Sandhills Center and then make a trip to Carhenge.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gering trip planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Gering in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Gering due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Gering

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omaha

— 4 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.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, stroll around Gene Leahy Mall, explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Omaha trip tool.

Traveling by car from Gering to Omaha takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gering to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gering in May, Omaha is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
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.