9 days in Peyton & Nebraska Itinerary

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Peyton
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Gering
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North Platte
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Lincoln
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Omaha
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Peyton — 1 night

Peyton is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): play a few rounds at Antler Creek Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around The Paint Mines Interpretive Park, then surround yourself with nature on Rocky Mountain Roosters, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serenity Springs Wildlife Center.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Peyton online day trip planner.

Chicago to Peyton is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Peyton when traveling from Chicago in August, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Gering.
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Gering — 1 night

Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Monument Valley Pathway, then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument, and then hike along Saddle Rock Trail.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gering trip planner.

You can drive from Peyton to Gering in 4 hours. Traveling from Peyton in August, you will find days in Gering are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.
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North Platte — 1 night

North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. On the 4th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Fort McPherson National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Cody Trading Post, then stroll through Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the North Platte trip builder.

You can drive from Gering to North Platte in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in North Platte, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 3 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of American Speed and Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunken Gardens and Lincoln Children's Museum. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery) and Homestead National Historical Park (in Beatrice). There's more to do: ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Catholic Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Lincoln in 3.5 hours. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.
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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 8th (Sat): have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and then take in the exciting artwork at Curbside Clothing. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Omaha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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