11 days in Kansas Itinerary

11 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner

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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Topeka
— 3 nights
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Abilene
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Kansas City

— 2 nights
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Richard Allen Cultural Center (in Leavenworth) and Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (in Overland Park). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have some family-friendly fun at Topgolf, pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and admire the natural beauty at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker tool.

Kansas City to Kansas City is an approximately half hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Topeka

— 3 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to OZ Museum (in Wamego) and Massachusetts Street (in Lawrence). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, and walk around Gage Park.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Topeka travel site.

Drive from Kansas City to Topeka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): engage your brain at Flint Hills Discovery Center, see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then stop by The Good Merchant. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rolling Hills Zoo, and then stroll around Coronado Heights.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Abilene vacation planner.

Getting from Topeka to Abilene by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Abilene, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wichita

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wichita vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Wichita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.