3 days in Denver & Wichita Itinerary

3 days in Denver & Wichita Itinerary

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3 days in Denver & Wichita Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Wichita
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denver day trip planning site .

Kansas City to Denver is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in April, with highs in Denver at 59°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
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Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

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Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wichita attractions planner.

You can fly from Denver to Wichita in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Wichita due to the time zone difference. In April, Wichita is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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