11 days in Kansas Itinerary

11 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas tour planner
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Make it your trip
Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Overland Park
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Overland Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 6 nights
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Overland Park — 2 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Bring the kids along to Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Kansas State Capitol Building. Change things up with these side-trips from Overland Park: Massachusetts Street (in Lawrence) and Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center (in Topeka). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and join the crowd at Kansas Speedway.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Overland Park trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Overland Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kalamazoo to Overland Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coffeyville.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Coffeyville — 2 nights

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. On the 27th (Fri), stroll around Elk City State Park and then get to know the resident critters at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park and then steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coffeyville trip tool.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Coffeyville takes 3 hours. May in Coffeyville sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Wichita.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Wichita — 6 nights

Attractions like Sedgwick County Zoo and Cosmosphere make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Strataca (in Hutchinson) and Abilene (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum & Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coffeyville to Wichita in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
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.