30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Omaha
— 7 nights
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Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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Valentine
— 3 nights
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North Platte
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 2 nights
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Gering
— 4 nights
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Omaha

— 7 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Heron Haven. Explore hidden gems such as Mangelsen Images of Nature Gallery and Platte River State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Indian Cave State Park (in Shubert), Master's Hand (in Tekamah) and Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Kregel Windmill Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Shrine, examine the collection at Boys Town, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, and revel in the low prices at Nebraska Crossing Outlets.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Omaha trip maker app.

Seattle to Omaha is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Omaha. Traveling from Seattle in March, Omaha is little chillier at night with lows of 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 6 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Homestead National Historical Park and Saint Mary Catholic Church. Step off the beaten path and head to University of Nebraska State Museum and James Arthur Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Cellar 426 Winery (in Ashland) and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at International Quilt Museum, identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Park Nature Center, play a few rounds at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, and head outdoors with Haymarket Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary site.

Drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lincoln are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kearney

— 4 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park and The Willa Cather Foundation. Classic Car Collection and Hastings Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kearney side-trips: Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area (in Burwell), Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, stop by Stagecoach, and identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kearney holiday site.

You can drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kearney are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valentine

— 3 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cowboy Trail and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge. Get outdoors at Niobrara National Scenic River and Smith Falls State Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, snap pictures at Bryan Bridge, play a few rounds at The Prairie Club, and take in the dramatic scenery at Snake River Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Valentine day trip planning website.

Getting from Kearney to Valentine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kearney in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Valentine, with lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

North Platte

— 3 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Wild Horse Golf Club and Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park. Let the collections at Fort Cody Trading Post and Lincoln County Historical Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Gothenburg (Original Pony Express Station & Museum & Sod House Museum). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Feather river winery, stroll the grounds of Fort McPherson National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read North Platte day trip site.

Traveling by car from Valentine to North Platte takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in North Platte are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ogallala

— 2 nights
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Boot Hill Cemetery, stroll through Ash Hallow State Historical Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill, gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery, and then explore the activities along Lake McConaughy.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ogallala online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Ogallala sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Gering

— 4 nights
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Legacy of the Plains Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Knight Museum and Sandhills Center and Trailside Museum of Natural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron) and Courthouse and Jail Rocks (in Bridgeport). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway, explore the striking landscape at Toadstool Campground, and take some stellar pictures from North Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gering itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
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.