42 days in Kansas Itinerary

42 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas tour planner
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Wichita
— 12 nights
Drive
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Dodge City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oakley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 3 nights
Drive
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Topeka
— 8 nights
Drive
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Overland Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Fort Scott
— 2 nights
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
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Wichita — 12 nights

Explore Wichita's surroundings by going to Kansas Motorcycle Museum (in Marquette), Coronado Heights (in Lindsborg) and Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Wichita trip planning website.

Dallas to Wichita is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Wichita when traveling from Dallas in June, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dodge City.
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Dodge City — 5 nights

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dodge City: Great Bend (Heartland Farm & Great Bend Courthouse), Ness County Bank Building (in Ness City) and Garden City (Finney County Historical Museum & Lee Richardson Zoo). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, learn about all things military at Fort Larned National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at The Big Well, and get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dodge City trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oakley.
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Oakley — 2 nights

Oakley is a city in Gove, Logan, and Thomas counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. On the 14th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Prairie Museum of Art & History, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Wallace Museum, and then make a trip to Giant Van Gogh Painting. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battle Canyon.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oakley trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Oakley takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abilene.
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Abilene — 3 nights

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abilene: St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion) and Council Grove Reservoir (in Council Grove). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, and browse the exhibits of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Abilene day trip planning website.

Drive from Oakley to Abilene in 3 hours. Traveling from Oakley in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Abilene, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Topeka.
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Topeka — 8 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Venture out of the city with trips to OZ Museum (in Wamego), Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan) and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, make a trip to Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, and contemplate the long history of Cedar Crest.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Topeka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abilene in July: highs in Topeka hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Overland Park.
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Overland Park — 7 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Venture out of the city with trips to Richard Allen Cultural Center (in Leavenworth) and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center (in Louisburg). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, make a trip to Overland Park 9/11 Memorial, hunt for treasures at Overland Park Farmers Market, and get engrossed in the history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Overland Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Overland Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Scott.
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Fort Scott — 2 nights

Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gordon Parks Museum and then take in the architecture and design of Pittsburg State University.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Scott day trip site.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Fort Scott takes 1.5 hours. In August in Fort Scott, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Coffeyville.
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Elk City State Park and then get to know the resident critters at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park and then contemplate the long history of Little House on the Prairie Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coffeyville travel planner.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Coffeyville in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Coffeyville are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel 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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