8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

8 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Nebraska travel route planner

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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kearney
— 1 night
Drive
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Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Lincoln

— 2 nights
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Homestead National Historical Park, then get a new perspective on nature at University of Nebraska State Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Mueller Planetarium. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Sheldon Museum of Art, examine the collection at Museum of American Speed, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pioneer Park Nature Center, and finally appreciate the history behind Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lincoln trip itinerary builder website.

New York City to Lincoln is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, Lincoln is slightly colder at night with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kearney

— 1 night
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, then get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kearney trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Kearney takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Valentine

— 2 nights
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 23rd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and then grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): tee off at The Prairie Club and then explore the striking landscape of Niobrara National Scenic River.

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Traveling by car from Kearney to Valentine takes 3.5 hours. September in Valentine sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Omaha

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Family Shrine. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Boys Town, and then steep yourself in history at Malcolm X Memorial Foundation.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Omaha travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Valentine to Omaha by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Valentine in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Omaha, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.