17 days in Nebraska Itinerary

17 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska itinerary planner
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Omaha
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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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.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Omaha Children's Museum, stroll around Heartland of America Park, and don't miss a visit to Hot Shops Art Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary builder app.

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Omaha is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Omaha reach 38°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Lincoln — 5 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Step out of Lincoln to go to Ashland and see Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lincoln visit planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Kearney.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Hastings Museum (in Hastings) and Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, take in the views from Hike-Bike Trail Bridge, stroll through Christine's Horseback Riding, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in February, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to North Platte.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

North Platte — 3 nights

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Take a break from North Platte with a short trip to Longnecker Jewelry in McCook, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, walk around Cody Park, and browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the North Platte vacation maker.

You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in North Platte, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

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.