31 days in Kansas Itinerary

31 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas vacation planner

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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Overland Park
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Overland Park
— 6 nights
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Strong City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hays
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Topeka
— 5 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Nairobi

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Overland Park

— 6 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Overland Park: Leavenworth (Ft Leavenworth Army Installation & Richard Allen Cultural Center). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, join the crowd at Kansas Speedway, walk around Indian Creek Greenway, and see the interesting displays at 1950s All-Electric House.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Overland Park trip itinerary maker tool.

Nairobi, Kenya to Overland Park is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from East Africa Time (EAT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Strong City.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Strong City

— 2 nights
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Chase State Fishing Lake and then steep yourself in history at Chase County Courthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Strong City route planner.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Strong City takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Strong City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Big Brutus and then walk around Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park and then see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders Museum.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Coffeyville trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Strong City to Coffeyville takes 3 hours. September in Coffeyville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Wichita

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Rolling Hills Zoo (in Salina), Coronado Heights (in Lindsborg) and Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wichita day trip website.

You can drive from Coffeyville to Wichita in 2.5 hours. In October in Wichita, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 3 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dodge City: The Big Well (in Greensburg), Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned) and Garden City (Lee Richardson Zoo & Finney County Historical Museum). It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum and try to win big at Boothill Casino and Resort.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dodge City trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dodge City when traveling from Wichita in October, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hays

— 3 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Great Bend Courthouse (in Great Bend), Ellinwood Underground Tunnels (in Ellinwood) and Lucas (Bowl Plaza & Garden of Eden). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Fidelis Church, and stroll through Ellis Lakeside Campground.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hays online travel route planner.

Drive from Dodge City to Hays in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hays are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Hays

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion and then examine the collection at Geary County Historical Society and Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County, and then steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abilene trip tool.

You can drive from Hays to Abilene in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Topeka

— 5 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Topeka: Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City), Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan) and Massachusetts Street (in Lawrence). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring nature at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, and get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Topeka trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Abilene to Topeka in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.