15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

15 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Fly to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Drive to Gering
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Gering
— 1 night
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North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 4 nights
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Gering — 1 night

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 13th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Pathway and then appreciate the history behind Carhenge. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gering day trip website.

Newark to Gering is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gering when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to North Platte.
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North Platte — 3 nights

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Family-friendly places like Cody Park and Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Platte: Ogallala (Petrified Wood Gallery, Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, look for gifts at Fort Cody Trading Post, examine the collection at Cody Park Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

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You can drive from Gering to North Platte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to North Platte. In August, daytime highs in North Platte are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and finally explore by horseback at Christine's Horseback Riding. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village and then get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kearney sightseeing planner.

Getting from North Platte to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 4 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sunken Gardens and Lincoln Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice) and Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and contemplate the waterfront views at Holmes Park & Lake.

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Getting from Kearney to Lincoln by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Omaha.
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Omaha — 4 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Henry Doorly Zoo and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old Market, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, and walk around Gene Leahy Mall.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Omaha tour planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Omaha are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
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