30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska trip planner
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Drive to Gering
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Gering
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Burwell
— 2 nights
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Grand Island
— 1 night
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Omaha
— 8 nights
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to City of Alliance Central Park Fountain and Chadron State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gering: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (in Harrison) and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center (in Alliance). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, go for a walk through North Overlook, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gering attractions planner.

New York City to Gering is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in November since evenings lows in Gering dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ogallala.
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Ogallala — 2 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area and then see the interesting displays at Mansion on the Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy and then deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ogallala tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gering to Ogallala in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial and Feather river winery. Step out of North Platte to go to Gothenburg and see Original Pony Express Station & Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town, make a trip to Fort McPherson National Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the North Platte trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ogallala to North Platte takes an hour. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Burwell.
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Burwell — 2 nights

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then wander the wide-open spaces of Rowse's 1+1 Ranch.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Burwell trip builder site.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Burwell takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Island.
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Grand Island — 1 night

Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the activities along Platte River and then cool off at Island Oasis Water Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Burwell to Grand Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Grand Island sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 28°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kearney.
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Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Nebraska Art and Yanney Heritage Park. Go for a jaunt from Kearney to Lexington to see Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, snap pictures at Hike-Bike Trail Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonmill Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kearney tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Island to Kearney takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 6 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Explore hidden gems such as University of Nebraska State Museum and Nebraska History Museum. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland) and Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, meet the residents at Lincoln Children's Zoo, stroll through Pioneer Park Nature Center, and contemplate the waterfront views at Holmes Park & Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 8 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area and Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters. Venture out of the city with trips to Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park & Arbor Day Farm). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Omaha online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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