32 days in Nebraska Itinerary

32 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kearney: Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island), Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege) and Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles (in Lexington). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Christine's Horseback Riding, examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and stop by Stagecoach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kearney day trip planner.

Omaha to Kearney is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Kearney are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to North Platte.
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North Platte — 4 nights

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Step out of North Platte with an excursion to Original Pony Express Station & Museum in Gothenburg--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, stroll around Cody Park, and learn about winemaking at Feather river winery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our North Platte road trip planning website.

You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in North Platte when traveling from Kearney in May, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ogallala.
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Ogallala — 2 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake McConaughy and then deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill and then explore the activities along Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area.

Plan my day in Ogallala using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from North Platte to Ogallala by car takes about an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Ogallala. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gering.
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Gering — 4 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gering: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (in Harrison), Fort Robinson State Park (in Crawford) and Carhenge (in Alliance). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Scotts Bluff National Monument. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum, and hike along Monument Valley Pathway.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gering journey planner.

Getting from Ogallala to Gering by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Valentine.
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Valentine — 3 nights

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Niobrara National Scenic River. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail, and stroll through Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valentine visit planning tool.

You can drive from Gering to Valentine in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Valentine, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Burwell.
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Burwell — 2 nights

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and then get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Burwell trip planning tool.

Drive from Valentine to Burwell in 2.5 hours. In June in Burwell, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice) and Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and walk around Pioneer Park Nature Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lincoln vacation planning website.

Getting from Burwell to Lincoln by car takes about 3 hours. June in Lincoln sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Omaha.
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Omaha — 6 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, stroll around Gene Leahy Mall, shop like a local with Old Market, and have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Omaha holiday website.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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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