15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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

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: see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, shop like a local with Old Market, enjoy some diversion at TD Ameritrade Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha road trip planner.

Newark to Omaha is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Omaha is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Lincoln.

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

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice) and Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln holiday planning website .

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ashland, Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Yanney Heritage Park, take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, and then take in the views from Hike-Bike Trail Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. June in Kearney sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pioneer Village, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): walk around Cody Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post. On your second day here, steep yourself in 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the North Platte trip planner.

Drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in North Platte. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gering.

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 ©

3
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Carhenge, then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and then take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Minatare and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Gering trip planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Gering in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Gering. In June, daytime highs in Gering are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Scottsbluff, Carhenge, Fort Robinson State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park

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