15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska trip planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chadron
— 1 night
Drive
2
Scottsbluff
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gering
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Omaha
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Chadron — 1 night

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Toadstool Campground and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area and then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chadron sightseeing planner.

Omaha to Chadron is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Omaha in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chadron, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Scottsbluff.
Nature · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Scottsbluff — 2 nights

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway and then appreciate the history behind Carhenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsbluff day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Chadron to Scottsbluff in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Scottsbluff can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gering.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails
Side Trips

Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Gering side-trips: Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard) and Fort Laramie National Historic Site (in Fort Laramie). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gering trip website.

Gering is just a stone's throw from Scottsbluff. In September, daytime highs in Gering are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Kearney.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Kearney — 1 night

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Stagecoach, then admire all the interesting features of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Christine's Horseback Riding.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kearney road trip website.

Getting from Gering to Kearney by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 Gering in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Kearney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lincoln.
Museums · Trails · Parks · Tours

Lincoln — 3 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Lincoln is known for museums, parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, and ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In September in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Omaha.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Omaha — 4 nights

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, browse the exhibits of Curbside Clothing, and take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Omaha vacation builder website.

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
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.