22 days in Nebraska Itinerary

22 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska journey planner
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Omaha
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Aurora
— 1 night
Drive
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Kearney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burwell
— 1 night
Drive
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North Platte
— 3 nights
Drive
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Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chadron
— 1 night
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Gering
— 1 night
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Boys Town and Curbside Clothing. Explore hidden gems such as St. Cecilia's Cathedral and Indian Cave State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Omaha trip tool.

Seattle to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in June: high temperatures in Omaha hover around 85°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 5 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Take a break from the city and head to Pioneer Park Nature Center and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore International Quilt Museum and Museum of American Speed. Go for a jaunt from Lincoln to Beatrice to see Homestead National Historical Park about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Roller Skating, get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum, and do a tasting at James Arthur Vineyard.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Lincoln sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Aurora.
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Aurora — 1 night

Aurora is a city in Hamilton County, Nebraska, United States. On the 6th (Tue), deepen your understanding at The Plainsman Museum and then examine the collection at Edgerton Explorit Center.

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You can drive from Lincoln to Aurora in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Aurora sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Kearney.
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Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Classic Car Collection and Nebraska Prairie Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hastings Museum and Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles. Take a break from Kearney with a short trip to The Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and stop by Stagecoach.

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Traveling by car from Aurora to Kearney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Burwell.
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Burwell — 1 night

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Burwell trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kearney to Burwell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Burwell are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.
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North Platte — 3 nights

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Get some cultural insight at Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Ash Hollow State Historical Park. Let the collections at Lincoln County Historical Museum and Fort Cody Trading Post capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting North Platte side-trips: Wild Horse Golf Club (in Gothenburg) and Lake McConaughy (in Ogallala).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the North Platte day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Burwell to North Platte takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in North Platte sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Valentine.
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Valentine — 2 nights

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): play a few rounds at The Prairie Club and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valentine itinerary planner.

Drive from North Platte to Valentine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Valentine are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chadron.
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Chadron — 1 night

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 17th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park and then examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chadron journey planner.

You can drive from Valentine to Chadron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. July in Chadron sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gering.
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Gering — 1 night

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 18th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway and then take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gering travel website.

Getting from Chadron to Gering by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Gering, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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Nebraska travel guide

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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.
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