30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas vacation planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Topeka
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Junction City
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Concordia
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Lindsborg
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Great Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Wichita
— 7 nights
Drive
7
Fort Scott
— 4 nights
Drive to Joplin Regional Airport, Fly to Columbus

S M T W T F S
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4

Topeka — 5 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 Combat Air Museum and Ted Ensley Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Lawrence (Booth Family Hall of Athletics, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, &more), Ernie Miller Nature Center (in Olathe) and Leavenworth (Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, and let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Topeka trip site.

Columbus to Topeka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Topeka due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Junction City.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Junction City — 3 nights

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Manhattan City Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Junction City: Russell Stover Candy Company (in Abilene) and Wamego City Park (in Wamego). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens and contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Junction City trip planner.

You can drive from Topeka to Junction City in an hour. November in Junction City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Concordia.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Concordia — 3 nights

Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural and National Orphan Train Complex. Get out of town with these interesting Concordia side-trips: The Geographic Center of the United States (in Lebanon), The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and Rock City (in Minneapolis). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at WWII German POW Camp.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Concordia online route builder.

Getting from Junction City to Concordia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Concordia are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lindsborg.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Lindsborg — 4 nights

Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coronado Heights and The Good Merchant. When in Lindsborg, make a side trip to see Mushroom Rock State Park in Marquette, approximately Marquette away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd, take in the exciting artwork at Small World Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lindsborg trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Concordia to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lindsborg can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Great Bend.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Great Bend — 3 nights

Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cheyenne Bottoms and Heartland Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to The Big Well (in Greensburg), Lucas (Garden of Eden & Bowl Plaza) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Lemon Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Bend online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Lindsborg to Great Bend takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Great Bend can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Wichita.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Wichita — 7 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wichita Art Museum and Central Standard Brewing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Dillon Nature Center & Smith's Market), Walnut River Brewing Company (in El Dorado) and Eagle Valley Raptor Center (in Cheney).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wichita trip maker tool.

You can drive from Great Bend to Wichita in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Wichita are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Scott.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

Fort Scott — 4 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. Explore hidden gems such as Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and Fort Scott National Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to NightHawk Vineyard & Winery (in Paola), Dalton Defenders Museum (in Coffeyville) and Independence (Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo & Elk City State Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Scott trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Fort Scott takes 3 hours. November in Fort Scott sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

4.3
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.