3 days in Nebraska Itinerary

3 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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3 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
North Platte
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Ogallala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Denver

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North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our North Platte road trip planning app .

Denver to North Platte is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Fort Cody Trading Post ©
Fort Cody Trading Post

1
night
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Lake McConaughy has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sat), gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogallala trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. August in Ogallala sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature Parks
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Petrified Wood Gallery ©
Petrified Wood Gallery

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, take a stroll through Old Market, then stop by Old Market Candy Shop, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Omaha day trip planning website .

You can drive from Ogallala to Omaha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ogallala to Omaha is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Omaha when traveling from Ogallala in August, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
Old Market ©
Old Market

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