16 days in Nebraska Itinerary

16 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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16 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
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Lincoln
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fairbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Loup City
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Scotia
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Burwell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Grand Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Valentine
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Chadron
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Alliance
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Gering
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
North Platte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Lexington
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
13
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
14
Gibbon
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
End: Lincoln

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Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lincoln. In September, daytime highs in Lincoln are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 17th (Tue), you're off toFairbury.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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Fairbury

Fairbury ©
Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States. You've now added Rock Creek Station State Historical Park to your itinerary. On the 17th (Tue), stroll around Crystal Springs Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Fairbury City Park and then explore the striking landscape of Rock Creek Station State Historical Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fairbury trip builder site .

You can drive from Lincoln to Fairbury in 1.5 hours. In September in Fairbury, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Loup City.

Things to do in Fairbury

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Fairbury City Park ©
Fairbury City Park

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Loup City

Loup City
Loup City is the county seat of Sherman County, in the central portion of the Midwestern state of Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area.

Discover how to plan a Loup City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fairbury to Loup City takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Scotia.

Things to do in Loup City

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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Scotia

Scotia
Scotia is a village in Greeley County, Nebraska, United States. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Scotia sightseeing planner .

Getting from Loup City to Scotia by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Scotia can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will leave for Burwell on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Scotia

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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Burwell

Burwell
Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Burwell trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Scotia to Burwell in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Grand Island.

Things to do in Burwell

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Grand Island

Grand Island
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Island online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Burwell to Grand Island by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Valentine.

Things to do in Grand Island

Museums Parks Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Planning Valentine trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Island to Valentine in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Island in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Valentine, with lows around 51°F. You'll set off for Chadron on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Pine Ridge National Recreation Area has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Robinson History Museum (in Harrison), Wounded Knee Massacre Monument (in Wounded Knee) and Crawford (Fort Robinson State Park & Trailside Museum of Natural History). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Chadron State Park, take an in-depth tour of Oglala Lakota College Historical Center, gain insight at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, and explore and take pictures at Toadstool Campground.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chadron road trip app .

Getting from Valentine to Chadron by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Chadron, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alliance.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Crawford, Red Cloud Heritage Center, Toadstool Campground, Fort Robinson History Museum, Oglala Lakota College Historical Center
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©
Fort Robinson State Park ©
Fort Robinson State Park
Chadron State Park ©
Chadron State Park

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Alliance

Alliance ©
Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alliance: Hot Springs (Mammoth Site of Hot Springs & Evans Plunge Mineral Springs), Chimney Rock National Historic Site (in Bayard) and Museum of the Fur Trade (in Chadron). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of City of Alliance Central Park Fountain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Alliance online travel route planner .

You can drive from Chadron to Alliance in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Alliance are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gering.

Things to do in Alliance

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Chimney Rock National Historic Site, Museum of the Fur Trade
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Chimney Rock National Historic Site ©

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Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Scotts Bluff National Monument has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from North Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at South Overlook and then admire all the interesting features of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gering trip planner .

Drive from Alliance to Gering in an hour. In September in Gering, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to North Platte.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Monument Valley Pathway
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum

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North Platte

North Platte
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the North Platte route maker .

Traveling by car from Gering to North Platte takes 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to North Platte due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in North Platte can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toLexington.

Things to do in North Platte

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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Lexington

Lexington ©
Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States. On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery and then brush up on your military savvy at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington trip planner .

You can drive from North Platte to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles ©
Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery ©
Mac's Creek Winery & Brewery
Dawson County Historical Museum ©
Dawson County Historical Museum

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Classic Car Collection as well as Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. On the 1st (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument and then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kearney sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Lexington to Kearney in an hour. October in Kearney sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F at night. You'll set off for Gibbon on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kearney

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection

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Gibbon

Gibbon
Gibbon is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Gibbon planner .

Gibbon is very close to Kearney. In October, daily temperatures in Gibbon can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gibbon

Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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