30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner
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Topeka
— 4 nights
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Junction City
— 2 nights
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Concordia
— 3 nights
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Lindsborg
— 4 nights
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Great Bend
— 2 nights
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 5 nights
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Fort Scott
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 4 nights
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Topeka — 4 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Booth Family Hall of Athletics and University of Kansas. Venture out of the city with trips to Lawrence (South Park, Massachusetts Street, &more) and Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Combat Air Museum, play a few rounds at Firekeeper Golf Course, let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ted Ensley Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Topeka trip itinerary builder app.

Columbus to Topeka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Topeka is minus 1 hour. November in Topeka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Junction City.
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Junction City — 2 nights

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, and then look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, then admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Wamego City Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Junction City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Topeka to Junction City by car takes about an hour. November in Junction City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Concordia.
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Concordia — 3 nights

Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural and Pony Express Barn & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Geographic Center of the United States (in Lebanon), Rock City (in Minneapolis) and The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Orphan Train Complex, take an in-depth tour of Cloud County Historical Museum, explore the galleries of Garden of Eden, and explore the world behind art at Grassroots Art Center.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Concordia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Concordia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Concordia are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lindsborg.
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Lindsborg — 4 nights

Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coronado Heights and Wild Dala Horse Herd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindsborg: Mushroom Rock State Park (in Marquette), St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion) and Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Good Merchant, take an in-depth tour of Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Courtyard Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lindsborg travel route builder tool.

Getting from Concordia to Lindsborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Great Bend.
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Great Bend — 2 nights

Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Larned National Historic Site, experience rural life at Heartland Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Cheyenne Bottoms. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind World's Largest Czech Egg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church, and then relax and rejuvenate at spa Rock Haven.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Great Bend road trip planner.

You can drive from Lindsborg to Great Bend in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dodge City.
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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 Mid-America Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dodge City: Pratt (Vernon Filley Art Museum & Lemon Park), The Big Well (in Greensburg) and Garden City (Finney County Historical Museum, Lee Richardson Zoo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dodge City online travel planner.

You can drive from Great Bend to Dodge City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Dodge City sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wichita.
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Wichita — 5 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Wichita Art Museum and Arkansas River Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere, Dillon Nature Center, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wichita trip tool.

Drive from Dodge City to Wichita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Scott.
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Fort Scott — 2 nights

Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. On the 25th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield, then take in the history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, and then examine the collection at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Pittsburg State University, then examine the collection at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Before you visit Fort Scott, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Wichita to Fort Scott in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Fort Scott sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 4 nights

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ernie Miller Nature Center and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Atchison (International Forest of Friendship, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, &more) and Leavenworth (C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Park Place, shop like a local with The Legends at Village West, see the interesting displays at Cabela's, and contemplate the long history of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Kansas City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Kansas travel guide

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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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