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 Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters. 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 lots more to do: make a trip to Hot Shops Art Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, revel in the low prices at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, and steep yourself in history at General Crook House Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Omaha journey planner.

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Omaha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Omaha reach 52°F and lows reach 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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. Explore hidden gems such as University of Nebraska State Museum and Holmes Park & Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice), Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial (in Columbus) and Platte River (in Grand Island). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Pioneer Park Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Nebraska History Museum, learn about winemaking at James Arthur Vineyard, and explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip maker.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kearney.
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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 Christine's Horseback Riding. 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, contemplate the long history 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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 drive to Burwell.
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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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 drive to Valentine.
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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. Another option is to drive. 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 drive to Alliance.
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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 Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Step out of Alliance with an excursion to Chadron State Park in Chadron--about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Knight Museum and Sandhills Center.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alliance trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Valentine to Alliance in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valentine to Alliance. 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 go by car to Ogallala.
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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. Another option is to drive. In November, daytime highs in Ogallala are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to 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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