14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kearney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Omaha
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Winnipeg

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Homestead National Monument of America and University of Nebraska State Museum. Let the collections at International Quilt Museum and Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial capture your imagination. Step out of Lincoln to go to Shubert and see Indian Cave State Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center, admire the masterpieces at Sheldon Museum of Art, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and learn about winemaking at James Arthur Vineyard.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Lincoln road trip site .

Winnipeg, Canada to Lincoln is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in June; daily highs in Lincoln reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indian Cave State Park, Homestead National Monument of America, James Arthur Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Homestead National Monument of America ©
University of Nebraska State Museum ©
International Quilt Museum ©
International Quilt Museum

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Hastings Museum. Let the collections at Classic Car Collection and G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kearney: Gothenburg Historical Museum (in Gothenburg), Lexington (Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles & Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, and look for gifts at Stagecoach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kearney sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In June in Kearney, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Lexington, Gothenburg, Hastings Museum, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Hastings Museum ©
Hastings Museum

1
night
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fort Cody Trading Post, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grain Bin Antique Town, then see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, and finally stroll around Cody Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the North Platte trip planner .

You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in June, North Platte is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in North Platte

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln County Historical Museum ©
Lincoln County Historical Museum
Grain Bin Antique Town ©
Grain Bin Antique Town
Fort Cody Trading Post ©
Fort Cody Trading Post

2
nights
Valentine

Valentine ©
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River and then tee off at The Prairie Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Valentine trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Valentine can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club
Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park
Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Appreciate the collections at Boys Town and General Crook House Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Cecilia's Cathedral and Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. Venture out of the city with trips to Master's Hand Candle Company (in Tekamah), Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Ponca State Park (in Ponca). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, revel in the low prices at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, see the interesting displays at Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery, and explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

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Traveling by car from Valentine to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Valentine in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Omaha, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gretna, Ponca State Park, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Boys Town, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Boys Town ©
Boys Town
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Holy Family Shrine ©
Holy Family Shrine

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