11 days in Topeka & Durango Itinerary

11 days in Topeka & Durango Itinerary

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Topeka
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Durango
— 5 nights

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Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Shawnee and Prairie Fire Winery. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to Manhattan (Wildwood Adventure Park, Flint Hills Discovery Center, &more) and Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topeka Zoological Park, walk around Gage Park, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Topeka online trip planner.

Saint Louis to Topeka is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Lake Shawnee ©
Lake Shawnee
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery
Combat Air Museum ©
Combat Air Museum

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruins Road and San Juan Skyway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durango: Idarado Mine (in Silverton) and Mesa Verde National Park (Far View Sites & Park Point). There's lots more to do: trek along Animas Mountain Trail, cruise along Alpine Loop, get a taste of life in the country at James Ranch Grill, and stroll through Rim Trail/ Campus Loop.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Durango trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Topeka to Durango takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Topeka to Durango, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Topeka in September: high temperatures in Durango hover around 77°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
James Ranch Grill ©
James Ranch Grill
Four Leaves Winery ©
Four Leaves Winery
San Juan Skyway ©
San Juan Skyway

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