28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Omaha
— 5 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Kearney
— 3 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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Gering
— 3 nights
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Chadron
— 3 nights

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Platte River State Park (in Louisville) and Nebraska City (Arbor Day Farm & Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, stroll around Heartland of America Park, explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Omaha is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August in Omaha, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center ©

6
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, head outdoors with Haymarket Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

3
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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Step out of Kearney with an excursion to Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village, and walk around Yanney Heritage Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kearney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In August in Kearney, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument ©
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer ©
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer

3
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Platte: Gothenburg (Wild Horse Golf Club & Original Pony Express Station & Museum). There's still lots to do: walk around Cody Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, and pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the North Platte online road trip planner.

Getting from Kearney to North Platte by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in North Platte, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park ©
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

2
nights
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery, explore the activities along Lake McConaughy, and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Ash Hallow State Historical Park and then examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ogallala trip builder site.

Drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. Traveling from North Platte to Ogallala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area ©
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
Petrified Wood Gallery ©
Petrified Wood Gallery
Mansion on the Hill ©
Mansion on the Hill

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Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gering: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (in Harrison) and Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, stroll through Monument Valley Pathway, don't miss a visit to Rebecca Winters Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at North Overlook.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gering day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©
Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

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nights
Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Carhenge (in Alliance) and Crawford (Trailside Museum of Natural History & Fort Robinson State Park). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade and explore the striking landscape at Toadstool Campground.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chadron road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gering to Chadron takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade

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