41 days in Nebraska Itinerary

41 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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41 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Gering
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Chadron
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Valentine
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
North Platte
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Minden
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Lincoln
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Omaha
— 11 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Gering's surroundings by going to Alliance (Carhenge & Knight Museum and Sandhills Center), Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard) and Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (in Harrison). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, take in the pleasant sights at South Overlook, don't miss a visit to Rebecca Winters Memorial, and examine the collection at North Platte Valley Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gering route planner.

New York City to Gering is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gering is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gering, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chadron: Crawford (Fort Robinson State Park & Trailside Museum of Natural History) and Fort Robinson History Museum (in Harrison). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade, take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, appreciate the history behind Toadstool Campground, and walk around Chadron State Park.

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

Drive from Gering to Chadron in 2 hours. In August in Chadron, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Crawford, Toadstool Campground, Fort Robinson History Museum
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 ©

4
nights
Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Go for a jaunt from Valentine to Burwell to see Rowse's 1+1 Ranch about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park, explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River, explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail, and trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Valentine day trip website .

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 August in Valentine, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rowse's 1+1 Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch ©
Rowse's 1+1 Ranch
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club

5
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting North Platte side-trips: Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area (in Burwell), Gothenburg (Original Pony Express Station & Museum, Gothenburg Historical Museum, & more) and Ogallala (Petrified Wood Gallery, Lake McConaughy, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, stroll around Cody Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the North Platte tour itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Valentine to North Platte takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in North Platte are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Minden.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ogallala, Gothenburg, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area, Scotts Bluff
Highlights from your plan
Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard

4
nights
Minden

Minden ©
Minden is a city in, and the county seat of, Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Minden's surroundings by going to Cottonmill Lake (in Kearney), Grand Island (Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer & Island Oasis Water Park) and Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch (in Wood River). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, look for gifts at Stagecoach, and learn more about the world around you at Hastings Museum.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minden trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from North Platte to Minden in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Minden can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Minden

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kearney, Grand Island, Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Hastings Museum
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

9
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lincoln: Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Cellar 426 Winery, & more), Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury) and Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, admire the masterpieces at International Quilt Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln vacation site .

Getting from Minden to Lincoln by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Lincoln sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Ashland, York, Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial, Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, James Arthur Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

11
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
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), Ponca State Park (in Ponca) and Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Arbor Day Farm, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and stroll around Heartland of America Park.

To plan Omaha vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Lincoln to Omaha by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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