14 days in Kansas Itinerary

14 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas route planner
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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Topeka
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Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 5 nights
Drive
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Independence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Overland Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Topeka — 2 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Family-friendly places like Evel Knievel Museum and Massachusetts Street will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Topeka trip itinerary planning app.

Washington to Topeka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Abilene.
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Fun & Games · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Abilene — 1 night

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, and then look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Abilene holiday builder website.

You can drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. May in Abilene sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Wichita.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Wichita — 5 nights

Family-friendly places like Sedgwick County Zoo and Tanganyika Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. Explore Wichita's surroundings by going to Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita journey planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Independence.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Independence — 2 nights

Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Elk City State Park and then get to know the resident critters at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park and then examine the collection at Gary's Garage Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Independence trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Independence takes 2 hours. In May in Independence, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Overland Park.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Overland Park — 3 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center and then admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Overland Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Independence to Overland Park takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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