18 days in Nebraska Itinerary

18 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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18 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kearney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Alliance
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Omaha
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Visit Homestead National Monument of America and Saint Mary Catholic Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of American Speed and Lincoln Children's Museum. Go for a jaunt from Lincoln to David City to see Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park Nature Center, explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art, and explore the galleries of Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Birmingham to Lincoln is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Birmingham in April, expect Lincoln to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, Homestead National Monument of America
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Homestead National Monument of America ©

3
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Visit The Willa Cather Foundation and Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and Pioneer Village. Take a break from Kearney with a short trip to Hastings Museum in Hastings, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, and get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kearney online itinerary planner .

Drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. April in Kearney sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, The Willa Cather Foundation, Hastings Museum, Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

3
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Let the collections at Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Sod House Museum capture your imagination. Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Platte: Boot Hill Cemetery (in Ogallala) and Red Willow State Recreation Area (in McCook). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, walk around Cody Park, take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, and appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

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You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in North Platte are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alliance.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Red Willow State Recreation Area, Boot Hill Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Original Pony Express Station & Museum ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©

2
nights
Alliance

Alliance ©
Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Chimney Rock National Historic Site and then take an in-depth tour of Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Chadron State Park and then make a trip to Carhenge.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alliance trip builder .

You can drive from North Platte to Alliance in 3 hours. Traveling from North Platte to Alliance, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from North Platte in April, expect little chillier with lows of 28°F in Alliance. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Alliance

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Chadron State Park
Highlights from your plan
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center ©
Carhenge ©
Carhenge

5
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Get some historical perspective at Holy Family Shrine and Father Flanagan's Historic House. Let the collections at The Durham Museum and Joslyn Art Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Desoto National Wildlife Refuge (in Missouri Valley) and Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum (in Clarinda). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Parish Church, identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, and steep yourself in history at Kanesville Tabernacle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip planner .

Drive from Alliance to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Alliance to Omaha is 1 hour. Traveling from Alliance in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 40°F in Omaha. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Holy Family Shrine, Hitchcock Nature Center, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, Kanesville Tabernacle, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge ©
Desoto National Wildlife Refuge

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