30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska trip planner
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Omaha
— 7 nights
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Lincoln
— 7 nights
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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Burwell
— 2 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 3 nights
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Gering
— 3 nights
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Omaha — 7 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Explore hidden gems such as Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area and Hot Shops Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omaha: Nebraska City (Arbor Day Farm & Arbor Lodge State Historical Park). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, stroll around Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

You can plan Omaha trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Omaha is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Omaha reach 52°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 7 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at University of Nebraska State Museum and Pioneer Park Nature Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial (in Columbus) and Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, walk around Holmes Park & Lake, take an in-depth tour of Nebraska History Museum, and explore the world behind art at International Quilt Museum.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln road trip site.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Lincoln sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Kearney.
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Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Nebraska Art and Christine's Horseback Riding. Change things up with a short trip to Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles in Lexington (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, explore the activities along Cottonmill Lake, take in the views from Hike-Bike Trail Bridge, and stop by Stagecoach.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kearney route builder site.

Drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Burwell.
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Burwell — 2 nights

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. On the 20th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park and then stroll through Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Burwell day trip planner.

You can drive from Kearney to Burwell in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Burwell can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel 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. Step off the beaten path and head to America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial and North Platte Area Children's Museum. Step out of North Platte to go to Gothenburg and see Original Pony Express Station & Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town, steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and stroll through Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the North Platte trip builder app.

Drive from Burwell to North Platte in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogallala.
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Ogallala — 3 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petrified Wood Gallery and Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake McConaughy and stroll the grounds of Boot Hill Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ogallala trip planner.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Ogallala takes an hour. Traveling from North Platte to Ogallala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Ogallala are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gering.
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument and then take an in-depth tour of Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.

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You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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