11 days in Kansas Itinerary

11 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Overland Park
— 2 nights
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Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Junction City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 4 nights
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Overland Park — 2 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Johnson County Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like 1950s All-Electric House and Overland Park 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and take an in-depth tour of Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Overland Park attractions app.

Hartford to Overland Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Topeka.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Topeka — 2 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Mulvane Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Topeka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Junction City.
Museums · Historic Sites

Junction City — 2 nights

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. On the next day, examine the collection at US Cavalry Museum and then examine the collection at Geary County Historical Society and Museums.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Junction City visit planner.

Drive from Topeka to Junction City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Wichita.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Wichita — 4 nights

Get in touch with nature at Great Plains Nature Center and Arkansas River Trail. Family-friendly places like Wichita Art Museum and Wichita Toy Train Museum will thrill your kids.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wichita trip planner.

You can drive from Junction City to Wichita in 2 hours. August in Wichita sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.