30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska route 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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Chadron
— 2 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Kearney
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Omaha
— 10 nights
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Alliance (Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, Carnegie Arts Center, &more) and Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, get great views at North Overlook, go for a walk through South Overlook, and get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum.

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New York City to Gering is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Gering. Plan for much 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 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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Fort Robinson History Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chadron trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Gering to Chadron takes 2 hours. November in Chadron sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 22°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ogallala.
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Ogallala — 2 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Ash Hollow State Historical Park, examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Boot Hill Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy, and then deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ogallala route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Ogallala takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around North Platte: McCook (Red Willow State Recreation Area, Longnecker Jewelry, &more) and Original Pony Express Station & Museum (in Gothenburg). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, don't miss a visit to Fort McPherson National Cemetery, have fun and explore at North Platte Area Children's Museum, and appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the North Platte online tour builder.

You can drive from Ogallala to North Platte in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In November in North Platte, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kearney.
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Kearney — 3 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, and stroll around Yanney Heritage Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kearney route planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Kearney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 Lincoln's surroundings by going to Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial (in Columbus), Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland) and Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art (in David City). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum, and meet the residents at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 10 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Venture out of the city with trips to Platte River State Park (in Louisville) and Nebraska City (Kregel Windmill Museum, Spa at Lied Lodge, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, explore the activities along Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area, and stroll around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly 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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