10 days in Kansas Itinerary

10 days in Kansas Itinerary

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10 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
1
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Fort Scott
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hays
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Topeka

Topeka
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chase County Courthouse and First Presbyterian Church Topeka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Great Overland Station and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico) and Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Crooked Post Winery, contemplate the long history of Ward Meade Park, learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, and explore and take pictures at Iwig Dairy Store.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Topeka route planner.

Seattle to Topeka is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Topeka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Topeka: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Paola.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Prairie Fire Winery, Crooked Post Winery, Chase County Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery
Ward Meade Park ©
Ward Meade Park

1
night
Paola

Paola ©
Paola is a city in and the county seat of Miami County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Powell Observatory, then learn about winemaking at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, and then do a tasting at NightHawk Vineyard & Winery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paola trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Topeka to Paola by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paola are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Paola

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, Powell Observatory
Highlights from your plan
NightHawk Vineyard & Winery ©
NightHawk Vineyard & Winery
Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery ©
Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery
Powell Observatory ©
Powell Observatory

1
night
Fort Scott

Fort Scott ©
Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site, examine the collection at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Scott online route builder .

Traveling by car from Paola to Fort Scott takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Fort Scott are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Historic Site ©
Fort Scott National Historic Site

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at Greyhound Hall of Fame, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, then look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, and then identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Abilene trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Abilene takes 3.5 hours. In June in Abilene, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kansas Auto Racing Museum, Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©

2
nights
Hays

Hays ©
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ellis Lakeside Campground, contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Fidelis Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Merci Boxcar. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Garden of Eden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheyenne Bottoms.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hays vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Abilene to Hays takes 2 hours. In June in Hays, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hays

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garden of Eden, Ellis Lakeside Campground, Cheyenne Bottoms, St. Fidelis Church
Highlights from your plan
Ellis Lakeside Campground ©
Ellis Lakeside Campground
St. Fidelis Church ©
St. Fidelis Church
Garden of Eden ©
Garden of Eden

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