60 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Lincoln
— 8 nights
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Grand Island
— 8 nights
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Kearney
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North Platte
— 7 nights
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Ogallala
— 6 nights
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Gering
— 7 nights
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Omaha
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lincoln: Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery), Saunders County Museum (in Wahoo) and Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, do a tasting at Junto Winery, get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Children's Zoo.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln visit website.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Lincoln. Traveling from New York City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lincoln, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Island.
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Grand Island — 8 nights

Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Island: Burwell (Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park & Rowse's 1+1 Ranch), Hastings (Birthplace of Kool-Aid, Aquacourt, &more) and York (Wessels Living History Farm, Lee's Legendary Marbles and Collectibles, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Platte River, examine the collection at Raising Nebraska, buy something for everyone on your list at Conestoga Mall, and go for a walk through L.E Ray dog park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Island trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lincoln to Grand Island in 2 hours. In November in Grand Island, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 28°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Kearney.
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Kearney — 7 nights

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Kearney's surroundings by going to The Willa Cather Foundation (in Red Cloud), Nebraska Prairie Museum (in Holdrege) and Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area (in Loup City). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, learn about all things military at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles, ride a horse along Christine's Horseback Riding, and walk around Yanney Heritage Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kearney attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Island to Kearney takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to North Platte.
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North Platte — 7 nights

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: Cozad (Robert Henri Museum & 100th Meridian Museum), McCook (Red Willow State Recreation Area, Longnecker Jewelry, &more) and Gothenburg (Gothenburg Historical Museum & Original Pony Express Station & Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, walk around Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, and do a tasting at Feather River Vineyards.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the North Platte tour builder website.

You can drive from Kearney to North Platte in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kearney in December since evenings lows in North Platte dip to 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ogallala.
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Ogallala — 6 nights

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska, United States. Step out of Ogallala with an excursion to Ash Hollow State Historical Park in Lewellen--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Petrified Wood Gallery, make a trip to Boot Hill Cemetery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, and play a few rounds at Bayside Golf Course.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ogallala trip maker.

Traveling by car from North Platte to Ogallala takes an hour. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Ogallala due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 14°F. You will leave for Gering on the 27th (Tue).
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Gering — 7 nights

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Explore Gering's surroundings by going to Alliance (City of Alliance Central Park Fountain, Carhenge, &more), Crawford (Fort Robinson State Park & Trailside Museum of Natural History) and Fort Robinson History Museum (in Harrison). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Chimney Rock National Historic Site. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, explore the activities along Lake Minatare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Rock Trail, and take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gering travel route site.

You can drive from Ogallala to Gering in 2 hours. In December in Gering, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 12°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 16 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nebraska City (Spa at Lied Lodge, Arbor Day Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, snap pictures at Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planner.

Getting from Gering to Omaha by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Gering to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gering in January, you will find days in Omaha are slightly colder (35°F), and nights are about the same (15°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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