14 Amazing Nebraska Road Trips For The Summer

This is truly the summer of road trips. A few weeks ago, I shared some Iowa road trips and one reader asked if I had a similar round-up of Nebraska road trips. Well, to be honest, no, I hadn’t written one…until now. Here are a few of my favorite destinations in Nebraska, as well as suggestions from other Nebraska bloggers. Happy travels!

Nebraska Road Trips

How far is this road trip from Omaha?

Nebraska is a lot bigger than you’d think, or at least, it feels really large when driving across it. Almost everything on this list is better enjoyed with, at least, an overnight planned. A whole weekend is even better.

Plattsmouth – 20 miles from Omaha (day trip)

Mahoney State Park – 30 miles from Omaha (day trip, but overnight is better)

Platte River State Park – 30 miles from Omaha

Nebraska City – 45 miles from Omaha (there’s so much, plan for an overnight)

Lincoln – 60 miles from Omaha (there’s so much, plan for an overnight)

Brownville – 75 miles from Omaha (day trip)

Homestead National Monument – 100 miles from Omaha

Ashfall Fossil Beds  – 175 miles from Omaha

North Platte – 280 miles from Omaha

Pandhandle – 450 miles from Omaha 

Fort Robinson State Park – 460 miles from Omaha

Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Site – 480 miles from Omaha

Of course, there are many more places to visit, from off-the-beaten path gems in Nebraska to quirky places to stay in Nebraska. For a larger list of inspiration, read 101 Things To Do In Nebraska.

If you’re more inclined to plan a trip around food (you’re my people), here are lists for planning a Nebraska Donut Road Trip or a Nebraska Ice Cream Road Trip.

Planning a road trip to Omaha?

When writing this blog post, I wondered if I should include Omaha on the list. Certainly, I have a lot of readers outside of Omaha. But, alas, I don’t have just one blog post about a trip to Omaha. Instead, I’ll share several links to help you plan a trip to the city:

33 Must-Try Restaurants

Downtown Omaha Hotels & Restaurants

20+ Museums To Visit In Omaha

40+ Expert Tips For Visiting Omaha’s Zoo

Nebraska is full of outdoor adventure and history! Want inspiration for future summer road trips through Nebraska? Here's a round-up of  some of the state's popular attraction, as well as a few historic and scenic hidden gems.

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