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

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

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

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Three Rivers
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Ottawa
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Topeka
— 7 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Three Rivers

Three Rivers ©
Three Rivers is a city in St. To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Three Rivers holiday planner.

Boston to Three Rivers is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in March, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Golf Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Island Hills Golf Club
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Island Hills Golf Club ©
Island Hills Golf Club

6
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
Ottawa is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Kansas, United States. Appreciate the collections at 1950s All-Electric House and Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Get a sense of the local culture at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ottawa: Fort Scott National Cemetery (in Fort Scott), Big Brutus (in West Mineral) and Pittsburg (Pittsburg State University & Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kanza Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Forest Park, take a stroll through Park Place, and steep yourself in history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Three Rivers to Ottawa with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Three Rivers in March: high temperatures in Ottawa hover around 55°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Olathe, Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, Park Place
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Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©

7
nights
Topeka

Topeka
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Cedar Crest and Mulvane Art Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Evah C. Cray Historical Home and Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Change things up with these side-trips from Topeka: Kansas Auto Racing Museum (in Chapman), Atchison (Amelia Earhart Earthwork & Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum) and Abilene (Heritage Center of Dickinson County & Greyhound Hall of Fame). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at KU Natural History Museum, stroll the grounds of Topeka Cemetery Association, see the interesting displays at Territorial Capital Museum, and steep yourself in history at Ward Meade Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ottawa to Topeka by car takes about an hour. March in Topeka sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lawrence, Atchison, Lecompton, Abilene, Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
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Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame

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