13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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13 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Omaha
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Harrison
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
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 Omaha Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Omaha to Nebraska City to see Arbor Day Farm about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Omaha tour itinerary planner.

Chicago to Omaha is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Council Bluffs, Arbor Day Farm
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha Children's Museum ©
Omaha Children's Museum
Arbor Day Farm ©
Arbor Day Farm

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Riverside Discovery Center, examine the collection at North Platte Valley Museum, then make a trip to Carhenge, and finally don't miss a visit to Rebecca Winters Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from South Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Overlook.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gering holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Omaha to Gering. Traveling from Omaha to Gering, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Omaha in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Gering. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Harrison.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Scottsbluff, Carhenge
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Riverside Discovery Center ©
Riverside Discovery Center
Carhenge ©
Carhenge

1
night
Harrison

Harrison ©
Harrison is a village in Sioux County, Nebraska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Agate Fossil Beds. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Agate Fossil Beds and then get a new perspective on nature at Trailside Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Harrison journey builder website .

Getting from Gering to Harrison by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Harrison sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off toLincoln.

Things to do in Harrison

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Trailside Museum of Natural History
Highlights from your plan
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Trailside Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Family-friendly places like Lincoln Children's Zoo and Lincoln Children's Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice) and Ashland (Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari & Eugene T. Mahoney State Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, and admire the striking features of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Harrison to Lincoln takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Harrison in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Lincoln. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ashland, Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Children's Museum ©
Lincoln Children's Museum
Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo

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