8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Gering
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and finally meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Omaha trip planner .

New York City to Omaha is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Omaha. Traveling from New York City in August, Omaha is a bit cooler at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary Catholic Church, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lincoln online tour builder .

Drive from Omaha to Lincoln in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Nebraska State Capitol ©
Nebraska State Capitol
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens

1
night
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kearney online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums

Side Trip

Pioneer Village
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, examine the collection at North Platte Valley Museum, then appreciate the history behind Carhenge, and finally make a trip to Rebecca Winters Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gering road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kearney to Gering takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kearney to Gering is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kearney in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Gering, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Rebecca Winters Memorial, Carhenge
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge

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