11 days in Kansas Itinerary

11 days in Kansas Itinerary

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11 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Jackson
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dodge City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Baxter Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Jackson

3
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Combat Air Museum and KU Natural History Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park (in Leavenworth), Oz Winery (in Wamego) and Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (in Fort Leavenworth). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Booth Family Hall of Athletics, steep yourself in history at Ward Meade Park, wander the streets of Massachusetts Street, and do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Topeka trip itinerary planner .

Jackson to Topeka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jackson in September, with highs in Topeka at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Lawrence, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard, Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
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Ward Meade Park ©
Ward Meade Park
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard ©
Prairie Fire Winery & Vineyard

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, then examine the collection at Greyhound Hall of Fame, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Small World Gallery, and then stop by Russell Stover Candy Company.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Abilene trip planner .

Drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. In September in Abilene, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Small World Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Seelye Mansion ©
Seelye Mansion
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame

2
nights
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 10th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Home of Stone, then get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Trail Tracks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Big Well, then examine the collection at Dalton Gang Hideout, and then appreciate the history behind El Capitan.

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You can drive from Abilene to Dodge City in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Dodge City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Baxter Springs.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Big Well, Dalton Gang Hideout
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
The Big Well ©
The Big Well
Home of Stone ©
Home of Stone

3
nights
Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs ©
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. Big Brutus and Little House on the Prairie Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fort Scott National Cemetery and Rainbow Bridge for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baxter Springs: Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (in Chanute) and Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (in Fort Scott). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum and make a trip to Old Riverton Store.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baxter Springs driving holiday planning tool .

Drive from Dodge City to Baxter Springs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Scott, Little House on the Prairie Museum, Big Brutus, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Old Riverton Store
Highlights from your plan
Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©

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