30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas vacation planner

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Topeka
— 5 nights
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Junction City
— 3 nights
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Concordia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lindsborg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Great Bend
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 7 nights
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Fort Scott
— 4 nights
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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 University of Kansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Leavenworth (Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, &more), Ernie Miller Nature Center (in Olathe) and Lawrence (Booth Family Hall of Athletics & Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Ted Ensley Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee, have fun and explore at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, and contemplate the long history of Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Topeka trip itinerary builder 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. In November, daytime highs in Topeka are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Junction City.

Things to do in Topeka

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 Kansas State University Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Junction City: Wamego City Park (in Wamego) and Russell Stover Candy Company (in Abilene). It doesn't end there: stroll around Manhattan City Park 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.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

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: Rock City (in Minneapolis), The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and The Geographic Center of the United States (in Lebanon). 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.

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coronado Heights and Small World Gallery. When in Lindsborg, make a side trip to see Mushroom Rock State Park in Marquette, approximately Marquette away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Good Merchant, get engrossed in the history at Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd.

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.

Things to do in Lindsborg

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 Lemon Park. Venture out of the city with trips to World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson), The Big Well (in Greensburg) and Lucas (Garden of Eden & Bowl Plaza). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Heartland Farm.

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.

Things to do in Great Bend

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: Eagle Valley Raptor Center (in Cheney), Hutchinson (Dillon Nature Center & Smith's Market) and Walnut River Brewing Company (in El Dorado).

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.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · 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 NightHawk Vineyard & Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalton Defenders Museum (in Coffeyville), Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (in Chanute) and Independence (Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo & Elk City State Park). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

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.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.