15 days in St. Joseph County, Ottawa & Topeka Itinerary

15 days in St. Joseph County, Ottawa & Topeka Itinerary

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Three Rivers
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Three Rivers

Three Rivers ©
Three Rivers is a city in St. To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Three Rivers trip planning tool.

Boston to Three Rivers is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In March in Three Rivers, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Outdoors · Golf · Wineries

Side Trip

Island Hills Golf Club
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Island Hills Golf Club ©
Island Hills Golf Club
Corey Lake Orchards ©
Corey Lake Orchards


Ottawa ©
Ottawa is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Big Brutus and Fort Scott National Cemetery. Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site (in Pleasanton), Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (in Fort Scott) and Pittsburg (Pittsburg State University & Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park). There's much more to do: stroll around Forest Park, do a tasting at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, and take an in-depth tour of Old Depot Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Ottawa trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Three Rivers to Ottawa. The time zone difference when traveling from Three Rivers to Ottawa is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Three Rivers in March, expect Ottawa to be a bit warmer, temps between 55°F and 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olathe, Fort Scott, Pittsburg, 1950s All-Electric House, Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery
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Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
Fort Scott National Cemetery ©
Fort Scott National Cemetery


Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to KU Natural History Museum and Spencer Museum of Art. Popular historic sites such as Ward Meade Park and Cedar Crest are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Kansas Auto Racing Museum (in Chapman), Atchison (Amelia Earhart Earthwork, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, &more) and Abilene (Heritage Center of Dickinson County & Greyhound Hall of Fame). The adventure continues: browse the collection at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, steep yourself in history at The Great Overland Station, and admire the masterpieces at Mulvane Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Ottawa to Topeka in an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Lawrence, Atchison, Lecompton, Abilene, Kansas Auto Racing Museum
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Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Heritage Center of Dickinson County
KU Natural History Museum ©
KU Natural History Museum