21 days in Kansas Itinerary

21 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas holiday planner
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Topeka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 6 nights
Drive
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Overland Park
— 4 nights
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Topeka — 5 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 Lake Shawnee will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Topeka: Lawrence (Massachusetts Street, Prairie Park Nature Center, &more), Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City) and Manhattan (Flint Hills Discovery Center & Rocky Ford State Fishing Area). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, walk around Gage Park, steep yourself in history at Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, and see the interesting displays at OZ Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Topeka online day trip planner.

Indianapolis to Topeka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Topeka due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Abilene.
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Abilene — 3 nights

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and Seelye Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Junction City (Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area & Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery) and Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (in Canton). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Abilene online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Abilene sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wichita.
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Wichita — 6 nights

Family-friendly places like Sedgwick County Zoo and The Keeper of the Plains will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (in Hesston), Pratt Fish Hatchery (in Pratt) and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (in Stafford).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wichita trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Wichita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Wichita sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coffeyville.
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Coffeyville — 2 nights

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders and Coffeyville History Museum and then meet the residents at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park and then see the interesting displays at Gary's Garage Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Coffeyville trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Wichita to Coffeyville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Coffeyville sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Overland Park.
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Overland Park — 4 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kids will enjoy Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Overland Park with an excursion to Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center in Louisburg--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Museum at Prairiefire, stop by Moon Marble Company, stop by Park Place, and see the interesting displays at 1950s All-Electric House.

Plan a Overland Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Coffeyville to Overland Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
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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