2 days in Lincoln & North Platte Itinerary

2 days in Lincoln & North Platte Itinerary

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2 days in Lincoln & North Platte Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
1
Lincoln
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Lincoln

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens, then get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lincoln attractions website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Lincoln. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens
Nebraska State Capitol ©
Nebraska State Capitol
Lincoln Children's Zoo ©
Lincoln Children's Zoo

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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. On the 12th (Mon), walk around Cody Park, contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, then admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort Cody Trading Post.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the North Platte holiday planning app .

Getting from Lincoln to North Platte by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lincoln in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in North Platte, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard