39 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Omaha
— 13 nights
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Brownville
— 1 night
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Valentine
— 3 nights
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Chadron
— 2 nights
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Gering
— 3 nights
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North Platte
— 4 nights
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Kearney
— 4 nights
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Lincoln
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Omaha — 13 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Omaha: Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Nebraska City (Kregel Windmill Museum, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and stroll around OPPD Arboretum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha online road trip 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. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Omaha, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brownville.
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Brownville — 1 night

Brownville is a village in Nemaha County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Indian Cave State Park, then learn about winemaking at Whiskey Run Creek, and then explore the world behind art at Flatwater Folk Art Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brownville trip builder website.

Drive from Omaha to Brownville in 1.5 hours. In November in Brownville, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valentine.
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Valentine — 3 nights

Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Niobrara National Scenic River. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, tee off at The Prairie Club, and take in the views from Bryan Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Valentine trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brownville to Valentine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brownville in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Valentine, with lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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. On the 10th (Thu), gain insight at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade, and then immerse yourself in nature at Chadron State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, admire the majestic nature at Fort Robinson State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Toadstool Campground.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chadron trip builder site.

Drive from Valentine to Chadron in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valentine to Chadron due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gering.
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Gering — 3 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Alliance (City of Alliance Central Park Fountain, Carhenge, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Rock Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway, and take some stellar pictures from North Overlook.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gering trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Chadron to Gering in 2 hours. In November in Gering, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can 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. Explore North Platte's surroundings by going to Petrified Wood Gallery (in Ogallala) and Gothenburg (Original Pony Express Station & Museum, Gothenburg Historical Museum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, do a tasting at Feather River Vineyards, appreciate the history behind America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, and admire the majestic nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the North Platte road trip app.

Traveling by car from Gering to North Platte takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to North Platte. In November, daytime highs in North Platte are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kearney.
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Kearney — 4 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Kearney's surroundings by going to Hastings Museum (in Hastings) and Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (in Grand Island). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, walk around Yanney Heritage Park, and look for gifts at Stagecoach.

Before you visit Kearney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from North Platte to Kearney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Kearney sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 8 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Wessels Living History Farm (in York), Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice) and Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Hamann Rose Garden, examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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