18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shawnee
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Fort Scott
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Independence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hutchinson
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Lindsborg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Strong City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Wamego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Atchison
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Cedar Point
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
12
Junction City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Shawnee

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day
Fort Scott

Fort Scott ©
Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. You've now added George Washington Carver National Monument to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of George Washington Carver National Monument and then steep yourself in history at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Scott online road trip planner .

Shawnee to Fort Scott is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chanute.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

George Washington Carver National Monument
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Little House on the Prairie Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Independence travel route website .

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Independence takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Independence

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little House on the Prairie Museum ©

2
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Old Cowtown Museum, and finally walk around Harrison Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, look for gifts at Nifty Nut House, make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains, then get curious at Exploration Place, and finally examine the collection at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Independence to Wichita takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wichita are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

1
night
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Monument Rocks has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Monument Rocks, get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill.

Make your Dodge City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Monument Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Monument Rocks ©
Monument Rocks

1
night
Hutchinson

Hutchinson ©
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): engage your brain at Cosmosphere and then see the interesting displays at Strataca.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hutchinson online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Hutchinson takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Strataca ©
Strataca
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

1
night
Lindsborg

Lindsborg ©
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheyenne Bottoms as well as Mushroom Rock State Park. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cheyenne Bottoms, then walk around Coronado Heights, then admire the majestic nature at Mushroom Rock State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lindsborg trip planner .

Drive from Hutchinson to Lindsborg in an hour. In August in Lindsborg, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salina.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cheyenne Bottoms, Mushroom Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Heights ©
Coronado Heights
Mushroom Rock State Park ©
Mushroom Rock State Park

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, then see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County, and then explore and take pictures at Fort Riley.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Abilene trip itinerary maker app .

Abilene is just a stone's throw from Salina. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Strong City.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Riley, Kansas Auto Racing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad ©
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©

1
night
Strong City

Strong City ©
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Strong City online vacation planner .

You can drive from Abilene to Strong City in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Strong City are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wamego.

Things to do in Strong City

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve ©

2
nights
Wamego

Wamego ©
Wamego is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes OZ Museum. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, then let little ones run wild at Wamego City Park, then do a tasting at Oz Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at OZ Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Council Grove Reservoir, admire all the interesting features of Alma Creamery, and then learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wamego trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Salina to Wamego in 1.5 hours. In August in Wamego, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wamego

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Pony Express Barn & Museum, Prairie Fire Winery, Alma Creamery, Council Grove Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Wamego City Park ©
Wamego City Park
OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum
Oz Winery ©
Oz Winery

2
nights
Atchison

Atchison ©
Atchison is a city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas, United States, and situated along the Missouri River. On the 9th (Fri), stroll around Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park and then see the interesting displays at Evah C. Cray Historical Home.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Atchison fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Wamego to Atchison by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cedar Point.

Things to do in Atchison

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum ©
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Patee House Museum ©
Patee House Museum
Pony Express Museum ©
Pony Express Museum

2
nights
Cedar Point

Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point is a village in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cedar Point sightseeing website .

You can drive from Atchison to Cedar Point in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Cedar Point are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Cedar Point

Shopping

Side Trips

Tanners Orchard, Minonk Chocolate Company
Highlights from your plan
Minonk Chocolate Company ©
Minonk Chocolate Company
Cedar Creek Ranch ©
Cedar Creek Ranch
Tanners Orchard ©
Tanners Orchard

1
night
Junction City

Junction City ©
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park, admire all the interesting features of Fort Riley, and then examine the collection at US Cavalry Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Junction City trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cedar Point to Junction City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Cedar Point in August, expect nights in Junction City to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Fort Riley, Milford State Park
Highlights from your plan
Milford State Park ©
Milford State Park
US Cavalry Museum ©
US Cavalry Museum

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