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, let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, admire the natural beauty at Ted Ensley Gardens, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Norsemen Brewing Company.

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.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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): tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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 National Orphan Train Complex. Venture out of the city with trips to The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City), The Geographic Center of the United States (in Lebanon) and Pony Express Barn & Museum (in Marysville). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Grassroots Art Center, take an in-depth tour of Cloud County Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Garden of Eden, and explore the striking landscape at Rock City.

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. 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 travel to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Concordia

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 4 nights
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Coronado Heights and Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lindsborg: Mushroom Rock State Park (in Marquette), Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis) and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Good Merchant, see the interesting displays at Kansas Motorcycle 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. 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.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Great Bend

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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: Garden City (Finney County Historical Museum, Lee Richardson Zoo, &more), The Big Well (in Greensburg) and Pratt (Vernon Filley Art Museum & Lemon Park). 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. 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.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wichita trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Dodge City to Wichita by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the history at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Pittsburg State University, examine the collection at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Scott trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Fort Scott takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 Park Place. Explore Kansas City's surroundings by going to Leavenworth (C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, &more), Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center (in Louisburg) and Atchison (International Forest of Friendship, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cabela's, get engrossed in the history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, and shop like a local with The Legends at Village West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Kansas City in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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.