19 days in Nebraska Itinerary

19 days in Nebraska Itinerary

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19 days in Nebraska Itinerary

Start: Kahului, Maui
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Lincoln
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Omaha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fairbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
North Platte
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Valentine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Chadron
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Gering
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Kahului, Maui

3
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: Ashland (Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari & Cellar 426 Winery), Saunders County Museum (in Wahoo) and Homestead National Monument of America (in Beatrice). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, tee off at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club, have some family-friendly fun at Craft Axe Throwing- Lincoln, and don't miss a visit to Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln journey planner.

Kahului to Lincoln is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kahului to Lincoln. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kahului in September: high temperatures in Lincoln hover around 82°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashland, Homestead National Monument of America, Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, Clayton Museum of Ancient History, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Platte River State Park (in Louisville), Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna) and Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting (in Nebraska City). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, contemplate the long history of Father Flanagan's Historic House, and have some family-friendly fun at Spielbound.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Omaha online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Omaha can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Fairbury.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Fort Calhoun, Papillion, Platte River State Park, Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility, Holy Family Shrine
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum

2
nights
Fairbury

Fairbury ©
Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. On the next day, hike along Blue River Rail Trail, then make a trip to World's Largest Porch Swing, then stroll around Crystal Springs Park, and finally stroll around Fairbury City Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fairbury online trip planner .

You can drive from Omaha to Fairbury in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fairbury are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Fairbury

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

World's Largest Porch Swing, Blue River Rail Trail
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Fairbury City Park ©
Fairbury City Park
Blue River Rail Trail ©
Blue River Rail Trail
World's Largest Porch Swing ©
World's Largest Porch Swing

2
nights
Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonmill Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, pause for some photo ops at Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then examine the collection at Classic Car Collection, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Nebraska Art. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles, then examine the collection at Nebraska Prairie Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Pioneer Village, and finally walk around Yanney Heritage Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kearney vacation maker app .

You can drive from Fairbury to Kearney in 2.5 hours. In September in Kearney, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, Pioneer Village
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Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village

2
nights
North Platte

North Platte ©
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Original Pony Express Station & Museum, tee off at Wild Horse Golf Club, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, then browse for treasures at Grain Bin Antique Town, and finally walk around Cody Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Lincoln County Historical Museum, do a tasting at Feather river winery, then pause for some photo ops at America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, and finally contemplate the long history of Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our North Platte day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kearney to North Platte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in North Platte sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Valentine.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area
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Cody Park ©
Cody Park
Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard ©

2
nights
Valentine

Valentine
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. On the 15th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Niobrara National Scenic River. Keep things going the next day: tee off at The Prairie Club, trek along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and finally take in the views from Bryan Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Valentine trip planner .

You can drive from North Platte to Valentine in 2.5 hours. In September in Valentine, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Smith Falls State Park
Smith Falls State Park
The Prairie Club ©
The Prairie Club
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge ©
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge

1
night
Chadron

Chadron ©
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Fur Trade, deepen your understanding at Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Dawes County Historical Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Pine Ridge National Recreation Area, and finally admire the majestic nature at Chadron State Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Chadron trip builder .

Traveling by car from Valentine to Chadron takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Valentine to Chadron, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Chadron are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Gering.

Things to do in Chadron

Parks Nature Museums
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Pine Ridge National Recreation Area ©
Museum of the Fur Trade ©
Museum of the Fur Trade
Chadron State Park ©
Chadron State Park

2
nights
Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Minatare, stroll through Monument Valley Pathway, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument, then get great views at North Overlook, and finally steep yourself in history at Robidoux Trading Post. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from South Overlook, then get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, and then see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gering driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Chadron to Gering takes 2 hours. September in Gering sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gering

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Scottsbluff
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Lake Minatare ©
Lake Minatare
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum

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