31 days in Kansas Itinerary

31 days in Kansas Itinerary

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31 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Wichita
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dodge City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lucas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lindsborg
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Junction City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Baxter Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Lawrence
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
End: New York City

8
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Strataca and Wichita Art Museum. Head to Nifty Nut House and Old Townfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Great Bend (Kansas Wetlands Education Center & Cheyenne Bottoms), Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (in Hesston) and Cosmosphere (in Hutchinson). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Safari Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum, stroll through Sedgwick County Zoo, and identify plant and animal life at Eagle Valley Raptor Center.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip planner.

New York City to Wichita is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wichita, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Great Bend, Wyldewood Cellars Winery, Little House on the Prairie Museum, Safari Zoological Park
Highlights from your plan
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures
Wichita Art Museum ©
Wichita Art Museum
Eagle Valley Raptor Center ©
Eagle Valley Raptor Center

4
nights
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. The Big Well and Boot Hill Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mid-America Air Museum and Lee Richardson Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dodge City: Castle Rock (in Quinter), Oakley (Fick Fossil & History Museum & Buffalo Bill Cultural Center) and St. Fidelis Church (in Victoria). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ellis Lakeside Campground, see the interesting displays at Merci Boxcar, contemplate the long history of Home of Stone, and pause for some photo ops at El Capitan.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dodge City trip planning app .

You can drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dodge City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lucas.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oakley, Merci Boxcar, The Big Well, Lee Richardson Zoo, Mid-America Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Big Well ©
The Big Well
Ellis Lakeside Campground ©
Ellis Lakeside Campground
Mid-America Air Museum ©
Mid-America Air Museum

2
nights
Lucas

Lucas ©
Lucas is a city in Russell County, Kansas, United States. On the 14th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Garden of Eden, then make a trip to Bowl Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Grassroots Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Wilson State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Wilson Reservoir, State Park, and then examine the collection at Post Rock Scout Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Lucas takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lucas can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Lucas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Post Rock Scout Museum, Wilson Reservoir, State Park And Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan
Garden of Eden ©
Garden of Eden
Grassroots Art Center ©
Grassroots Art Center
Bowl Plaza ©
Bowl Plaza

4
nights
Lindsborg

Lindsborg ©
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Small World Gallery and Hillboro Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery and Red Barn Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindsborg: Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis), St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, look for gifts at The Good Merchant, view the masterpieces at Courtyard Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lindsborg trip planner .

Drive from Lucas to Lindsborg in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lindsborg are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hillboro Museums, Fort Harker Museum Complex, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, World's Largest Czech Egg, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Small World Gallery ©
Small World Gallery
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge ©
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery ©
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery

3
nights
Junction City

Junction City ©
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Greyhound Hall of Fame and Seelye Mansion. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heritage Center of Dickinson County and Prairie Fire Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Junction City: SculptureTour Salina (in Salina), Oz Museum (in Wamego) and Abilene (Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum & Russell Stover Candy Company). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and get curious at Flint Hills Discovery Center.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Junction City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lindsborg to Junction City in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Lindsborg in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Junction City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Baxter Springs.

Things to do in Junction City

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Abilene, OZ Museum, Prairie Fire Winery, Flint Hills Discovery Center, SculptureTour Salina
Highlights from your plan
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery

2
nights
Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs ©
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. On the 23rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum, see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders Museum, then see the interesting displays at Big Brutus, and finally snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Galena Mining & Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mater, then look for gifts at Cars on the Route, and finally make a trip to Old Riverton Store.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Baxter Springs trip planner .

Drive from Junction City to Baxter Springs in 4 hours. In July in Baxter Springs, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galena, Dalton Defenders Museum, Big Brutus, Old Riverton Store
Highlights from your plan
Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Dalton Defenders Museum ©
Dalton Defenders Museum

7
nights
Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Massachusetts Street and Mass Street Soda. Museum-lovers will get to explore Combat Air Museum and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lawrence side-trips: Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (in Fort Scott), Topeka (Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Evel Knievel Museum, & more) and Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery (in Somerset). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, admire the striking features of Muchnic Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and explore the world behind art at Spencer Museum of Art.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lawrence day trip app .

Drive from Baxter Springs to Lawrence in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lawrence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Topeka, Atchison, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, C.W. Parker Carousel Museum
Highlights from your plan
Combat Air Museum ©
Combat Air Museum
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes ©

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