8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Visiting Pioneer Park Nature Center and Arbor Lodge State Historical Park will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Homestead National Historical Park and Pine Grove RV Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Arbor Day Farm (in Nebraska City).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln online travel planner.

Saint Louis to Lincoln is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lincoln are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Valentine

— 2 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 16th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Smith Falls State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Cowboy Trail and then play a few rounds at The Prairie Club.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Valentine travel route builder app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Valentine in 5 hours. Traveling from Lincoln in September, Valentine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Kearney

— 2 nights
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Stagecoach, then examine the collection at Nebraska Firefighters Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Audubon Rowe Sanctuary and then learn more about the world around you at Hastings Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kearney online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Valentine to Kearney takes 3.5 hours. In September in Kearney, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and then see the interesting displays at Boys Town.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Omaha itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Omaha sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
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.