30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Fly to Tulsa International Airport, Drive to Coffeyville
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
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Overland Park
— 6 nights
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Topeka
— 6 nights
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Abilene
— 2 nights
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Hays
— 3 nights
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 7 nights
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Coffeyville — 2 nights

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. Attractions like Safari Zoological Park and Magnolia Scents by Design make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Coffeyville to go to West Mineral and see Big Brutus, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo and examine the collection at Dalton Defenders and Coffeyville History Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coffeyville day trip planner.

Atlanta to Coffeyville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Coffeyville is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Atlanta in September since evenings lows in Coffeyville dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Overland Park.
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Overland Park — 6 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kids will enjoy Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Moon Marble Company. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Overland Park: Leavenworth (Ft Leavenworth Army Installation & C.W. Parker Carousel Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Museum at Prairiefire, contemplate the long history of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, and stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Overland Park online trip builder.

Getting from Coffeyville to Overland Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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. Family-friendly places like Evel Knievel Museum and Flint Hills Discovery Center will thrill your kids. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City), David Traylor Zoo of Emporia (in Emporia) and OZ Museum (in Wamego). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, contemplate the long history of Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka visit planner.

Drive from Overland Park to Topeka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Topeka, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Abilene.
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Abilene — 2 nights

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, and then look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abilene attractions website.

Drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hays.
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Hays — 3 nights

Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Attractions like Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Great Bend Courthouse make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson), Lucas (Garden of Eden & Bowl Plaza) and Kansas Wetlands Education Center (in Great Bend). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hays using our trip planner.

Getting from Abilene to Hays by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dodge City.
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Dodge City — 3 nights

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Attractions like Boot Hill Museum and Mid-America Air Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dodge City: The Big Well (in Greensburg), Lee Richardson Zoo (in Garden City) and Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to The Long Branch Saloon and pause for some photo ops at El Capitan.

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

You can drive from Hays to Dodge City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Dodge City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Wichita.
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Wichita — 7 nights

Kids will enjoy Sedgwick County Zoo and Nifty Nut House. Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Coronado Heights (in Lindsborg), Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere) and Rolling Hills Zoo (in Salina).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wichita trip planning site.

Drive from Dodge City to Wichita in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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