30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Wichita
— 5 nights
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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Great Bend
— 4 nights
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Lindsborg
— 4 nights
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Junction City
— 2 nights
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Topeka
— 6 nights
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Overland Park
— 5 nights
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Wichita

— 5 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wichita Art Museum and Arkansas River Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Hutchinson (Dillon Nature Center & Strataca).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip planning tool.

Columbus to Wichita is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Wichita is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Columbus in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wichita, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dodge City

— 3 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Boot Hill Distillery and The Big Well. Venture out of the city with trips to Garden City (Parrot Cove Indoor Waterpark & Lee Richardson Zoo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, try to win big at Boothill Casino and Resort, and contemplate the long history of Home of Stone.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dodge City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Dodge City sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Great Bend.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Bend

— 4 nights
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cheyenne Bottoms and The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Great Bend: Bowl Plaza (in Lucas), The Geographic Center of the United States (in Lebanon) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). The adventure continues: walk around Lemon Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Larned National Historic Site, and relax in the rural setting at Heartland Farm.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Great Bend tour website.

You can drive from Dodge City to Great Bend in 1.5 hours. November in Great Bend sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 4 nights
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Coronado Heights and The Good Merchant. Go for a jaunt from Lindsborg to Marquette to see Mushroom Rock State Park about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd, take an in-depth tour of Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Small World Gallery, and shop like a local with Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Great Bend to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Junction City.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Junction City

— 2 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and then admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Junction City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lindsborg to Junction City takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Junction City are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Topeka.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · 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. Explore hidden gems such as Booth Family Hall of Athletics and University of Kansas. Take a break from Topeka with a short trip to Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, admire the natural beauty at Ted Ensley Gardens, and get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Topeka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Junction City to Topeka by car takes about an hour. In November in Topeka, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Overland Park.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Overland Park

— 5 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ernie Miller Nature Center and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Overland Park: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (in Fort Scott) and Leavenworth (C.W. Parker Carousel Museum & Ft Leavenworth Army Installation). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Park Place, try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, look for gifts at Cabela's, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Legends at Village West.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Overland Park trip planning site.

Drive from Topeka to Overland Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Casinos

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.