21 days in Nebraska Itinerary

21 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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21 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Scottsbluff
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
North Platte
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kearney
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Omaha
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h
End: Dayton

5
nights
Scottsbluff

Scottsbluff ©
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsbluff: Fort Robinson State Park (in Crawford), Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron) and Carhenge (in Alliance). Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring nature at Chimney Rock National Historic Site. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Agate Fossil Beds. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument and get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Scottsbluff travel itinerary planner.

Dayton to Scottsbluff is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dayton to Scottsbluff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dayton in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Scottsbluff, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Scottsbluff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gering, Museum of the Fur Trade, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Carhenge
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©

4
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from North Platte: Bayside Golf (in Brule) and Ogallala (Boot Hill Cemetery, Lake McConaughy, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, look for gifts at Fort Cody Trading Post, and steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the North Platte vacation planner.

You can drive from Scottsbluff to North Platte in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ogallala, Bayside Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©

5
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Kearney: Hastings Museum (in Hastings), The Willa Cather Foundation (in Red Cloud) and Wessels Living History Farm (in York). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanney Park, stop by Stagecoach, examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kearney online itinerary creator.

You can drive from North Platte to Kearney in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Willa Cather Foundation, Wessels Living History Farm, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, Hastings Museum, Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

6
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (Sunken Gardens, Nebraska State Capitol, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at The Henry Doorly Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, admire all the interesting features of Creighton University, and take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge..

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Omaha vacation planner.

Getting from Kearney to Omaha by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lincoln, Ashland, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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