14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

14 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Drive to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Fly to Bremen


Omaha — 3 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Beercade as well as Old Market. Get outdoors at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge and Heron Haven. General Crook House Museum and Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Omaha to go to Louisville and see Platte River State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, stroll through Hitchcock Nature Center, stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and stroll around OPPD Arboretum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Omaha attractions website.

Bremen, Germany to Omaha is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bremen to Omaha is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Bremen in October, you will find days in Omaha are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lincoln.
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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. Step out of the city life by going to Rock Creek Station State Historical Park and Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum and Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Licorice International and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Roller Skating.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kearney.
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Kearney — 2 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Stagecoach, stroll through Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kearney Area Children's Museum and then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kearney sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valentine.
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Valentine — 3 nights

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smith Falls State Park and Cowboy Trail. Get in touch with nature at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge and Snake River Falls. The adventure continues: hike along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, snap pictures at Bryan Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Centennial Hall.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Valentine online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kearney to Valentine in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kearney in October, Valentine is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gering.
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Gering — 1 night

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area and Nature Center and then trek along Saddle Rock Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Gering online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Gering takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Gering can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Nebraska travel guide

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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.