60 days in Nebraska Itinerary

60 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Omaha
— 15 nights
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Grand Island
— 7 nights
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Kearney
— 7 nights
Drive
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McCook
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gering
— 7 nights
Drive
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North Platte
— 7 nights
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Lincoln
— 9 nights
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Omaha — 15 nights

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: Flatwater Folk Art Museum (in Brownville) and Nebraska City (Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Spa at Lied Lodge, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Omaha is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Omaha to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Island.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Grand Island — 7 nights

Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Island side-trips: Hastings (Birthplace of Kool-Aid & Hastings Museum), York (Anna Benis Palmer Museum, Clayton Museum of Ancient History, &more) and Aurora (Edgerton Explorit Center & The Plainsman Museum). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, get a taste of life in the country at Rowse's 1+1 Ranch, contemplate the waterfront views at Platte River, and make a splash at Island Oasis Water Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Island online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Grand Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kearney.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Kearney — 7 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Lexington (Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery & Dawson County Historical Museum) and Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, look for gifts at Stagecoach, take in the views from Hike-Bike Trail Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kearney trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Island to Kearney takes an hour. In January in Kearney, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to McCook.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

McCook — 6 nights

McCook is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. McCook is known for shopping, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Longnecker Jewelry, examine the collection at McCook Art Guild, and stroll through Red Willow State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the McCook trip planner.

You can drive from Kearney to McCook in 2 hours. January in McCook sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -10°C at night. You'll set off for Gering on the 16th (Sun).
Museums · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Gering — 7 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gering: Alliance (City of Alliance Central Park Fountain, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, &more), Fort Robinson History Museum (in Harrison) and Chadron (Chadron State Park & Museum of the Fur Trade). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Chimney Rock National Historic Site. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from South Overlook, learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Rock Trail, and see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gering online trip planner.

Traveling by car from McCook to Gering takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from McCook to Gering, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Gering can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to North Platte.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

North Platte — 7 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 Gothenburg (Original Pony Express Station & Museum & Gothenburg Historical Museum) and Ogallala (Mansion on the Hill & Petrified Wood Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town, pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, see the interesting displays at Cody Park Railroad Museum, and do a tasting at Feather river winery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the North Platte journey site.

You can drive from Gering to North Platte in 3 hours. Traveling from Gering to North Platte, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in North Platte are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lincoln.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Lincoln — 9 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 Saunders County Museum (in Wahoo) and Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial (in Columbus). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial, and stroll around Holmes Park & Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from North Platte to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
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.