8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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Gering
— 1 night
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Kearney
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 3 nights

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Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, and then admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Pathway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Carnegie Arts Center, appreciate the history behind Carhenge, then get engrossed in the history at Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at North Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gering travel route app.

Denver to Gering is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Gering are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, get engrossed in the history at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and finally take a pleasant ride with Christine's Horseback Riding.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kearney travel route planner.

You can drive from Gering to Kearney in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gering in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 42°F in Kearney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument ©
Great Platte River Road Archway Monument
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Christine's Horseback Riding ©
Christine's Horseback Riding

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sunken Gardens. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari and then see the interesting displays at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lincoln tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In October in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Sunken Gardens ©
Sunken Gardens
Nebraska State Capitol
Nebraska State Capitol

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Omaha is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, stroll around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum, and stop by Old Market Candy Shop.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Omaha sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center ©

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