52 days in Nebraska Itinerary

52 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Fly to North Platte Regional Airport Lee Bird Field, Drive to Ogallala
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Ogallala
— 6 nights
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Cozad
— 9 nights
Drive
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Hastings
— 11 nights
Drive
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York
— 13 nights
Drive
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Beatrice
— 11 nights
Drive to Eppley Airfield, Fly to Atlanta

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Ogallala — 6 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mansion on the Hill and Knight Museum and Sandhills Center. Visiting Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area and Ash Hollow State Historical Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ogallala: Fort Morgan Museum (in Fort Morgan), Overland Trail Museum (in Sterling) and Dobby's Frontier Town (in Alliance). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Boot Hill Cemetery, and explore the activities along Lake McConaughy.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ogallala online trip builder.

Atlanta to Ogallala is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Ogallala, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, you will find days in Ogallala are little chillier (41°F), and nights are much colder (14°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cozad.
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Cozad — 9 nights

Cozad is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. Visit Original Pony Express Station & Museum and Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and Wild Horse Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to McCook (Red Willow State Recreation Area, Longnecker Jewelry, &more), Prairie Dog State Park (in Norton) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Robert Henri Museum, see the interesting displays at Boneyard Creation Museum, get engrossed in the history at Dawson County Historical Museum, and do a tasting at Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cozad itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ogallala to Cozad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ogallala to Cozad is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Hastings.
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Hastings — 11 nights

Hastings is a city and county seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States. Appreciate the collections at Hastings Museum and Classic Car Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Geographic Center of the United States and Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Hastings side-trips: Kearney (Stagecoach, Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, &more), Red Cloud (Willa Cather Memorial Prairie & The Willa Cather Foundation) and Pioneer Village (in Minden). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, cool off at Island Oasis Water Park, pause for some photo ops at Lady Liberty, and bet on a winner at Fonner Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hastings online visit planner.

You can drive from Cozad to Hastings in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Hastings sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.
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York — 13 nights

York is a city in, and the county seat of, York County, Nebraska, United States. Anna Benis Palmer Museum and Clayton Museum of Ancient History will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Lee's Legendary Marbles and Collectibles and Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Willow Creek Recreation Area (in Pierce), Neligh Mills (in Neligh) and Aurora (The Plainsman Museum & Edgerton Explorit Center). And it doesn't end there: relax in the rural setting at Wessels Living History Farm, make a splash at Pawnee Plunge Water Park, make a trip to World's Largest Porch Swing, and browse the exhibits of Norfolk Arts Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hastings to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°F, and evening lows to 15°F. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Beatrice.
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Beatrice — 11 nights

Beatrice is a city in and the county seat of Gage County, Nebraska. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gage County Historical Society and Museum and Kregel Windmill Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Homestead National Historical Park and Cloud County Historical Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Beatrice: Flatwater Folk Art Museum (in Brownville), Indian Cave State Park (in Shubert) and Concordia (National Orphan Train Complex, Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural, &more). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, trek along Blue River Rail Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Marshall County Historical.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Beatrice trip planning website.

You can drive from York to Beatrice in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive 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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