16 days in Nebraska Itinerary

16 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska travel planner

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Kearney
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Omaha
— 3 nights
Drive to Eppley Airfield, Fly to Scottsbluff
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Scottsbluff
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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North Platte
— 2 nights
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Kearney

— 1 night
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, then get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and finally stop by Stagecoach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kearney tour builder site.

Fort Smith to Kearney is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly. In September, Kearney is little chillier than Fort Smith - with highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Shopping

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 zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln attractions website.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Omaha

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, take a stroll through Old Market, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Scottsbluff.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then get great views at North Overlook, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Scottsbluff trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Omaha to Scottsbluff with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Scottsbluff. Traveling from Omaha in September, Scottsbluff is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Island.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Island

— 3 nights
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Birthplace of Kool-Aid, get a new perspective on nature at Hastings Museum, and then get outside with Fonner Park. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Platte River, get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, and then cool off at Island Oasis Water Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Island road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Scottsbluff to Grand Island. Traveling from Scottsbluff to Grand Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Scottsbluff in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 56°F in Grand Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Grand Island

Museums · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

North Platte

— 2 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting North Platte side-trips: Ogallala (Petrified Wood Gallery, Lake McConaughy, &more) and Original Pony Express Station & Museum (in Gothenburg). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, stroll around Cody Park, and take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read North Platte trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Island to North Platte. In September in North Platte, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
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.