13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
North Platte
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Omaha
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Durham

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gering journey builder .

Durham to Gering is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Durham to Gering, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in September, Gering is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Gering

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Robinson State Park, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Carhenge
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©

2
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, then contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and finally walk around Cody Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Gothenburg Historical Museum, then deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery, and finally explore the activities along Lake McConaughy.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read North Platte trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Gering to North Platte takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in North Platte are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Ogallala
Highlights from your plan
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, and then take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, stroll around Yanney Heritage Park, then take an in-depth tour of Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and finally stop by Stagecoach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kearney travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Kearney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Pioneer Village, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from Lincoln with a short trip to Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, explore the engaging exhibits at Lincoln Children's Museum, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, and meet the residents at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

For maps and tourist information, read Lincoln travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kearney to Lincoln takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lincoln are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Homestead National Monument of America, Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol ©
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

3
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
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, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, shop like a local with Old Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. October in Omaha sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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