30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Wichita
— 7 nights
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Great Bend
— 4 nights
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Lindsborg
— 5 nights
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Concordia
— 3 nights
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Junction City
— 4 nights
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Topeka
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Wichita

— 7 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Wichita Art Museum and Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Wichita side-trips: Hutchinson (Smith's Market & Dillon Nature Center), Elk City State Park (in Independence) and Walnut River Brewing Company (in El Dorado).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wichita trip itinerary maker site.

Columbus to Wichita is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. 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 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Bend.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Great Bend

— 4 nights
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheyenne Bottoms and Heartland Farm. Explore Great Bend's surroundings by going to Garden of Eden (in Lucas), World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson) and Ellis Lakeside Campground (in Ellis). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Larned National Historic Site, and relax and rejuvenate at spa Rock Haven.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Bend sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Great Bend takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Great Bend can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Great Bend

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 5 nights
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coronado Heights and Kansas Motorcycle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindsborg: Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis) and Mushroom Rock State Park (in Marquette). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Good Merchant, shop like a local with Small World Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, and appreciate the history behind Wild Dala Horse Herd.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lindsborg trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Great Bend to Lindsborg in 1.5 hours. In November in Lindsborg, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Concordia.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Concordia

— 3 nights
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Geographic Center of the United States and National Orphan Train Complex. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Concordia: The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and Rock City (in Minneapolis).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Concordia online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lindsborg to Concordia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Junction City.

Things to do in Concordia

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Junction City

— 4 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Wamego City Park. Go for a jaunt from Junction City to Abilene to see Russell Stover Candy Company about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, walk around Manhattan City Park, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, and admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Junction City online tour planner.

You can drive from Concordia to Junction City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Topeka

— 6 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Step off the beaten path and head to Booth Family Hall of Athletics and Combat Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: University of Kansas (in Lawrence), Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison) and Ft Leavenworth Army Installation (in Leavenworth). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center, explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee, and tee off at Firekeeper Golf Course.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip itinerary site.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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.