8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Gering
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Omaha
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from North Overlook.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gering trip planner .

Detroit to Gering is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Gering: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Gering

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Carhenge
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Carhenge ©
Carhenge

1
night
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Pioneer Village, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kearney route maker website .

Getting from Gering to Kearney by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to Kearney. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kearney when traveling from Gering in September, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums

Side Trip

Pioneer Village
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Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary Catholic Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol, then see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, and then admire the natural beauty at Hamann Rose Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lincoln trip planning app .

You can drive from Kearney to Lincoln in 2 hours. In September in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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

3
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
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, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Henry Doorly Zoo, walk around First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Old Market.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Omaha road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

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

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