21 days in Kansas Itinerary

21 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas holiday planner

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Topeka
— 5 nights
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Abilene
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 6 nights
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
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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 Flint Hills Discovery Center will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Topeka: Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City), Lawrence (Massachusetts Street, Prairie Park Nature Center, &more) and OZ Museum (in Wamego). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, contemplate the waterfront views at Rocky Ford State Fishing Area, let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, and stroll around Gage Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Topeka itinerary builder app.

Indianapolis to Topeka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Topeka due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Topeka are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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 Greyhound Hall of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Junction City (Geary State Fishing Lake amd 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 and steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Abilene day trip tool.

Getting from Topeka to Abilene by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wichita

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

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita road trip website.

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 September in Wichita, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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 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. 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 travel to Overland Park.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.