34 days in Nebraska Itinerary

34 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska travel planner
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Omaha
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lincoln
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Burwell
— 2 nights
Drive
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North Platte
— 4 nights
Drive
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Valentine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chadron
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gering
— 3 nights
Drive to Western Neb. Rgnl/William B. Heilig Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh

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Omaha — 8 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nebraska City (Civil War Veterans Museum at the G.A.R. Memorial Hall, Arbor Day Farm, &more) and Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Omaha trip planning tool.

Pittsburgh to Omaha is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Omaha due to the time zone difference. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Eugene T. Mahoney State Park (in Ashland) and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Children's Zoo, and walk around Pioneer Park Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lincoln route planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kearney.
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Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege) and Lexington (Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles & Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, examine the collection at Pioneer Village, play a few rounds at Awarii Dunes Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kearney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. October in Kearney sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Burwell.
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Burwell — 2 nights

Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. On the 18th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area, wander the wide-open spaces of Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, and then take a peaceful walk through Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park. On your second day here, go deep underground at Happy Jack Chalk Mine and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Burwell tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kearney to Burwell by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kearney in October, Burwell is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel 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. Change things up with these side-trips from North Platte: Gothenburg (Gothenburg Historical Museum, Original Pony Express Station & Museum, &more) and Lake McConaughy (in Ogallala). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our North Platte itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Burwell to North Platte in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Valentine.
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Valentine — 3 nights

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Niobrara National Scenic River. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Valentine attractions tool.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Valentine takes 2.5 hours. October in Valentine sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chadron.
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Chadron — 2 nights

Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Trailside Museum of Natural History, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Robinson History Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade, then walk around Chadron State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chadron trip planner.

Getting from Valentine to Chadron by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Valentine to Chadron, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Chadron sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Gering.
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): go for a walk through South Overlook, take some stellar pictures from North Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, and finally trek along Saddle Rock Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): ponder the design of City of Alliance Central Park Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Carhenge, and then go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway.

Planning Gering trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chadron to Gering in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for 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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