28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

28 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Omaha
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Omaha
— 5 nights
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Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 3 nights
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Burwell
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Platte
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chadron
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gering
— 3 nights
Drive to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Fly to Exeter

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Omaha — 5 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.
Explore Omaha's surroundings by going to Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Arbor Day Farm, &more). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha road trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Omaha is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Omaha is minus 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) 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. Go for a jaunt from Lincoln to Ashland to see Eugene T. Mahoney State Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, stroll around Pioneer Park Nature Center, and get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lincoln online trip builder.

Drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kearney.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries
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Kearney — 3 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Step out of Kearney to go to Hastings and see Hastings Museum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and stop by Stagecoach.

Before you visit Kearney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Burwell.
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Burwell — 2 nights

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area, get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Happy Jack Chalk Mine.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Burwell journey planning site.

You can drive from Kearney to Burwell in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to North Platte.
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North Platte — 4 nights

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: Ogallala (Petrified Wood Gallery, Mansion on the Hill, &more) and Gothenburg (Original Pony Express Station & Museum & Wild Horse Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, walk around Cody Park, examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, and appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the North Platte holiday planner.

You can drive from Burwell to North Platte in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) 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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: hike along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, then play a few rounds at The Prairie Club, and then take in the views from Bryan Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Valentine online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chadron.
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Chadron — 2 nights

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): gain insight at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade, and then walk around Chadron State Park. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Toadstool Campground, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chadron trip builder website.

Getting from Valentine to Chadron by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Valentine to Chadron, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Chadron can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gering.
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gering: Carhenge (in Alliance) and Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Scotts Bluff National Monument. There's more to do: go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway and take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gering visit planner.

Drive from Chadron to Gering in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel 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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