30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

30 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Omaha
— 6 nights
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Lincoln
— 7 nights
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Kearney
— 5 nights
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Burwell
— 2 nights
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Valentine
— 2 nights
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Alliance
— 3 nights
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Ogallala
— 4 nights
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Omaha

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zorinsky Lake and Recreation Area and St. Cecilia's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omaha: Platte River State Park (in Louisville) and Nebraska City (Arbor Day Farm & Arbor Lodge State Historical Park). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, revel in the low prices at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, get engrossed in the history at General Crook House Museum, and stroll around Lewis & Clark Landing and Riverfront Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha holiday planner.

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, Omaha is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 52°F and lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lincoln

— 7 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 Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury), Platte River (in Grand Island) and Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice). There's much more to do: stroll around Holmes Park & Lake, examine the collection at International Quilt Museum, do a tasting at James Arthur Vineyard, and explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Lincoln takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. November in Lincoln sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Kearney

— 5 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Nebraska Art and Audubon Rowe Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kearney: Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington), The Willa Cather Foundation (in Red Cloud) and 100th Meridian Museum (in Cozad). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonmill Lake, take an in-depth tour of Original Pony Express Station & Museum, look for gifts at Stagecoach, and see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kearney online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kearney are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Burwell.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Burwell

— 2 nights
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park and then don't miss a visit to Happy Jack Chalk Mine. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then wander the wide-open spaces of Rowse's 1+1 Ranch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Burwell journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Burwell takes 2 hours. November in Burwell sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Burwell

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valentine

— 2 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), take in the views from Bryan Bridge and then stroll through Cowboy Trail. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Valentine online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Burwell to Valentine in 2.5 hours. November in Valentine sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Alliance.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Alliance

— 3 nights
Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like City of Alliance Central Park Fountain and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alliance: Chadron State Park (in Chadron) and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (in Harrison). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Dobby's Frontier Town.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alliance trip planner.

You can drive from Valentine to Alliance in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Ogallala.

Things to do in Alliance

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ogallala

— 4 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 Boot Hill Cemetery. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ogallala trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Alliance to Ogallala in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Ogallala are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ogallala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.