38 days in Kansas Itinerary

38 days in Kansas Itinerary

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38 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Baxter Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Wichita
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lindsborg
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Concordia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Junction City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Lawrence
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Kansas City

2
nights
Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs ©
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. Appreciate the collections at Big Brutus and Gary's Garage Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Little House on the Prairie Museum and Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. Explore Baxter Springs' surroundings by going to Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo (in Independence) and Dalton Defenders Museum (in Coffeyville). There's more to do: take in the views from Rainbow Bridge and don't miss a visit to Old Riverton Store.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Baxter Springs driving holiday planner .

Kansas City to Baxter Springs is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In March in Baxter Springs, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Independence, Dalton Defenders Museum, Gary's Garage Museum, Big Brutus, Old Riverton Store
Highlights from your plan
Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Dalton Defenders Museum ©
Dalton Defenders Museum

10
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Big Well and Ellinwood Underground Tunnels. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Larned National Historic Site and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Great Bend (Cheyenne Bottoms, Great Bend Courthouse, & more), Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (in Stafford) and Smith's Market (in Hutchinson). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, examine the collection at Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, explore the world behind art at Wichita Art Museum, and hike along Arkansas River Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita day trip tool .

Drive from Baxter Springs to Wichita in 3 hours. In March in Wichita, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Great Bend, Bartlett Arboretum, Grace Hill Winery, Ellinwood Underground Tunnels, The Big Well
Highlights from your plan
The Big Well ©
The Big Well
Fort Larned National Historic Site ©
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge ©
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge

5
nights
Lindsborg

Lindsborg ©
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Small World Gallery and Red Barn Studio. Get in touch with nature at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and Mushroom Rock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hillboro Museums (in Hillsboro), World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson) and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bethany Lutheran Church, get to know the fascinating history of Valkommen Trail, and see the interesting displays at Fort Harker Museum Complex.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Lindsborg online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Wichita to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lindsborg are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucas.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Lucas

Lucas ©
Lucas is a city in Russell County, Kansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden of Eden and The Geographic Center of the United States. Take a break from the city and head to Wilson State Park and Wilson Reservoir, State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucas: The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City), Home on the Range Cabin (in Athol) and Post Rock Scout Museum (in Lincoln). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Grassroots Art Center, don't miss a visit to Bowl Plaza, appreciate the history behind Lady Liberty, and explore and take pictures at Ringneck Ranch.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lucas online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lindsborg to Lucas in 1.5 hours. April in Lucas sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Concordia.

Things to do in Lucas

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lady Liberty, The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine, Ringneck Ranch Inc., Post Rock Scout Museum, Wilson Reservoir, State Park And Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan
Grassroots Art Center ©
Grassroots Art Center
Garden of Eden ©
Garden of Eden

4
nights
Concordia

Concordia ©
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. National Orphan Train Complex and Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Fidelis Church and Cloud County Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marysville (Marshall County Historical & Pony Express Barn) and Fort Hays State Historic Site (in Hays). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse, examine the collection at Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings, and appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Concordia trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Lucas to Concordia takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Concordia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marysville, Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings, Fort Hays State Historic Site, Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, St. Fidelis Church
Highlights from your plan
Cloud County Historical Museum ©
Cloud County Historical Museum
St. Fidelis Church ©
St. Fidelis Church
National Orphan Train Complex ©
National Orphan Train Complex

3
nights
Junction City

Junction City ©
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Appreciate the collections at Greyhound Hall of Fame and Geary County Historical Society and Museums. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Prairie Fire Winery and Seelye Mansion. Venture out of the city with trips to Abilene (Russell Stover Candy Company & Heritage Center of Dickinson County). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate, and take an in-depth tour of Wolf House Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Junction City trip tool .

You can drive from Concordia to Junction City in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Junction City can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Junction City

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Abilene, Manhattan, Prairie Fire Winery
Highlights from your plan
Seelye Mansion ©
Seelye Mansion
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame

9
nights
Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Scott National Cemetery and Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Step off the beaten path and head to Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum and KU Natural History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Lawrence: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site (in Olathe), Atchison (Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum & Muchnic Art Gallery) and Leavenworth (Richard Allen Cultural Center & C.W. Parker Carousel Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Booth Family Hall of Athletics, admire the masterpieces at Spencer Museum of Art, play a few rounds at Firekeeper Golf Course, and do a tasting at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lawrence holiday planner.

You can drive from Junction City to Lawrence in 1.5 hours. April in Lawrence sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 40°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lawrence

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Topeka, Atchison, Leavenworth, Fort Scott, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum
Highlights from your plan
Booth Family Hall of Athletics ©
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery

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