42 days in Kansas Itinerary

42 days in Kansas Itinerary

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

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Coronado Heights (in Lindsborg), Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca) and Kansas Motorcycle Museum (in Marquette). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wichita tour planner.

Dallas to Wichita is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Wichita to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. Explore Dodge City's surroundings by going to Great Bend (Heartland Farm & Great Bend Courthouse), Garden City (Finney County Historical Museum & Lee Richardson Zoo) and Ness County Bank Building (in Ness City). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, see the interesting displays at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, learn more about the world around you at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, and learn about all things military at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dodge City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Wichita in May since evenings lows in Dodge City dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough 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 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, take an in-depth tour of Fort Wallace Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Giant Van Gogh Painting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, then explore the striking landscape at Monument Rocks, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Battle Canyon.

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Getting from Dodge City to Oakley by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Oakley can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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. Explore Abilene's surroundings by going to 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, contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, and explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Abilene day trip planning website.

Getting from Oakley to Abilene by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Oakley in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Abilene. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough 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 Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison), Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan) and OZ Museum (in Wamego). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, and contemplate the long history of Cedar Crest.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Topeka tour app.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time 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). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, hunt for treasures at Overland Park Farmers Market, make a trip to Overland Park 9/11 Memorial, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Overland Park day trip planning tool.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Scott National Historic Site, 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.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Fort Scott day trip planning site.

Getting from Overland Park to Fort Scott by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) 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. On the 18th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Elk City State Park and then meet the residents at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Zoological Park and then steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coffeyville online holiday planner.

Getting from Fort Scott to Coffeyville by car takes about 2 hours. June in Coffeyville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough 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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