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
— 6 nights
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Wichita — 7 nights

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

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Wichita trip itinerary website.

Columbus to Wichita is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Columbus in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Bend.
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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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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.
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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 Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindsborg: Mushroom Rock State Park (in Marquette) and Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd, shop like a local with Small World Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kansas Motorcycle Museum, and stop by The Good Merchant.

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 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. 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: Rock City (in Minneapolis) and The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City).

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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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.
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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 Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery. Change things up with these side-trips from Junction City: Russell Stover Candy Company (in Abilene) and Wamego City Park (in Wamego). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens, and walk around Manhattan City Park.

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. Alternatively, you can drive. 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.
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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). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shawnee, tee off at Firekeeper Golf Course, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ted Ensley Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Topeka attractions planning website.

You can drive from Junction City to Topeka in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Topeka are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Golf
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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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