4 days in Kansas Itinerary

4 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Junction City
— 1 night
Great Bend
— 1 night
Drive to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport



— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum and then view the masterpieces at Phoenix Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Kansas, then see the interesting displays at Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and finally stop by Mass Street Soda.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka planning tool.

Roanoke to Topeka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Roanoke to Topeka, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Junction City.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Junction City

— 1 night
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. On the 21st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, admire the natural beauty at Kansas State University Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and finally do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

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Drive from Topeka to Junction City in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Bend.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Great Bend

— 1 night
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cheyenne Bottoms.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Great Bend journey planner.

Drive from Junction City to Great Bend in 2 hours. In November in Great Bend, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks · Wildlife

Kansas travel guide

Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
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.