34 days in Nebraska Itinerary

34 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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34 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Bangor
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Lincoln
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kearney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
North Platte
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Ogallala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Chadron
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Valentine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Omaha
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bangor

8
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairbury (Rock Creek Station State Historical Park & Fairbury City Park), Saunders County Museum (in Wahoo) and Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, get your bearings at Homestead National Monument of America, admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden, and learn more about the world around you at University of Nebraska State Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lincoln, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bangor to Lincoln is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bangor to Lincoln due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bangor, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lincoln, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ashland, Beatrice, Fairbury, Saunders County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

4
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kearney: Burwell (Rowse's 1+1 Ranch & Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area), Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island) and Hastings Museum (in Hastings). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art, stop by Stagecoach, and get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kearney trip itinerary site .

Drive from Lincoln to Kearney in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Burwell, Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Hastings Museum, Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

4
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near North Platte: Gothenburg (Wild Horse Golf Club & Original Pony Express Station & Museum) and Longnecker Jewelry (in McCook). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grain Bin Antique Town, and walk around Cody Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the North Platte online attractions planner .

Drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kearney in November, plan for slightly colder nights in North Platte, with lows around 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Ogallala.

Things to do in North Platte

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Scotts Bluff, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Longnecker Jewelry
Highlights from your plan
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Cody Park ©
Cody Park

2
nights
Ogallala

Ogallala ©
Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, examine the collection at Mansion on the Hill, and then see a world frozen in time at Boot Hill Cemetery. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McConaughy and then gain insight at Petrified Wood Gallery.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogallala trip itinerary site .

You can drive from North Platte to Ogallala in an hour. Traveling from North Platte to Ogallala, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Gering.

Things to do in Ogallala

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area ©
Petrified Wood Gallery ©
Petrified Wood Gallery
Mansion on the Hill ©
Mansion on the Hill

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Carhenge, admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Arts Center, then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Overlook. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Chimney Rock National Historic Site and then take some stellar pictures from South Overlook.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gering online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ogallala to Gering by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Gering are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alliance, Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Trailside Museum of Natural History, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Robinson State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Toadstool Campground. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, stroll around Chadron State Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of the Fur Trade.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chadron trip planner .

Drive from Gering to Chadron in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Chadron can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Crawford, Toadstool Campground
Highlights from your plan
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Valentine is known for nature, wildlife, golf, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River, identify plant and animal life at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, take in the dramatic scenery at Snake River Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Valentine attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chadron to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Chadron to Valentine is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club

8
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omaha: Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna), Nebraska City (Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, Arbor Day Farm, & more) and Ponca State Park (in Ponca). There's still lots to do: listen to music at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, hike along Chalco Hills Recreation Area, and have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Omaha itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Valentine to Omaha takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Valentine in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Omaha, with lows of 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nebraska City, Holy Family Shrine, Boys Town, Ponca State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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