30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas sightseeing planner

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Overland Park
— 4 nights
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 8 nights
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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Oakley
— 3 nights
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Junction City
— 3 nights
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Topeka
— 6 nights
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Overland Park

— 4 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Overland Park: Leavenworth (Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park & Ft Leavenworth Army Installation) and Fort Scott (Gordon Parks Museum, Fort Scott National Historic Site, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Cabela's, admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Legends at Village West, and get engrossed in the history at Johnson County Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Overland Park trip planner.

Columbus to Overland Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Overland Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gary's Garage Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park, and then see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Brown Mansion, then immerse yourself in nature at Elk City State Park, and then examine the collection at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Coffeyville itinerary tool.

Drive from Overland Park to Coffeyville in 3 hours. In November in Coffeyville, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Wichita

— 8 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere, Strataca, &more), Walnut River Brewing Company (in El Dorado) and Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine).

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Wichita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coffeyville to Wichita takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 3 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dodge City: Lee Richardson Zoo (in Garden City), Stauth Memorial Museum (in Montezuma) and The Big Well (in Greensburg). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, try to win big at Boothill Casino and Resort, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Trail Tracks, and see the interesting displays at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dodge City road trip website.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November, daytime highs in Dodge City are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Oakley.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oakley

— 3 nights
Oakley is a city in Gove, Logan, and Thomas counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. Change things up with these side-trips from Oakley: Scott City (El Quartelejo Museum & Battle Canyon), Giant Van Gogh Painting (in Goodland) and Fort Wallace Museum (in Wallace). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks, get all the information you need at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, examine the collection at St. Francis Motorcycle Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Prairie Museum of Art & History.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oakley trip planner.

Drive from Dodge City to Oakley in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Oakley can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Oakley

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Junction City

— 3 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Explore Junction City's surroundings by going to Maxwell Wildlife Refuge (in Canton), Coronado Heights (in Lindsborg) and Abilene (Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Flint Hills Discovery Center, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, stroll through Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Junction City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Oakley to Junction City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Oakley in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Junction City, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Topeka

— 6 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Lawrence (Mass Street Soda, Massachusetts Street, &more). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, get to know the resident critters at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, admire the natural beauty at Ted Ensley Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Topeka road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Topeka takes an hour. November in Topeka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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.