14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Asheville
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Nebraska City
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Red Cloud
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Gothenburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
McCook
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
8
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Asheville

1
day
Nebraska City

Nebraska City ©
Nebraska City is a city in, and the county seat of, Otoe County, Nebraska, United States. On the 1st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Civil War Veterans Museum at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall, admire the majestic nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, see the interesting displays at Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally shop like a local with Old Market.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nebraska City tour website .

Asheville to Nebraska City is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Nebraska City

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Omaha
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The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Old Market ©
Old Market

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Joslyn Castle, Joslyn Art Museum, Father Flanagan's Historic House, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, deepen your understanding at Kanesville Tabernacle, then view the masterpieces at Curbside Clothing, then steep yourself in history at General Crook House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Father Flanagan's Historic House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Joslyn Castle and then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip planner.

Getting from Nebraska City to Omaha by car takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kanesville Tabernacle
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum
General Crook House Museum ©
General Crook House Museum

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Your list of things to see and do now includes Gateway Mall, Nebraska History Museum, National Museum of Roller Skating, and other attractions. Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Homestead National Monument of America and International Quilt Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art and look for gifts at Licorice International.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln itinerary planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. May in Lincoln sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Red Cloud.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Homestead National Monument of America
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1
night
Red Cloud

Red Cloud ©
Red Cloud is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Nebraska, United States. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Willa Cather Foundation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Willa Cather Memorial Prairie.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Red Cloud road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Red Cloud takes 2.5 hours. May in Red Cloud sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Red Cloud

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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The Willa Cather Foundation ©
The Willa Cather Foundation

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Trails & Rails Museum. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, then look for gifts at Stagecoach, and finally get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, then see the interesting displays at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Trails & Rails Museum.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kearney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Red Cloud to Kearney takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pioneer Village
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Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

1
night
Gothenburg

Gothenburg ©
Gothenburg is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. You've now added Sod House Museum to your itinerary. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Sod House Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

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Drive from Kearney to Gothenburg in an hour. In May in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to McCook.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

North Platte
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Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park ©

1
night
McCook

McCook ©
McCook is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of the High Plains Historical Society as well as Longnecker Jewelry. On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at McCook Art Guild and then examine the collection at Museum of the High Plains Historical Society.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our McCook trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Gothenburg to McCook by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in McCook sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gering.

Things to do in McCook

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Longnecker Jewelry ©
Longnecker Jewelry

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. You've now added South Overlook to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Legacy of the Plains Museum and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at North Overlook, examine the collection at North Platte Valley Museum, and steep yourself in history at Robidoux Trading Post.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gering online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from McCook to Gering takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from McCook to Gering. Traveling from McCook in May, you will find days in Gering are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gering

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
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Knight Museum and Sandhills Center ©
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum
Robidoux Trading Post ©
Robidoux Trading Post

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