43 days in Kansas Itinerary

43 days in Kansas Itinerary

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43 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Wichita
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Larned
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hays
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Abilene
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Topeka
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Fort Scott
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kansas City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

11
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Strataca and Cosmosphere. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Cowtown Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (in Hesston), NDGA National Glass Museum (in Wellington) and Reno County Museum (in Hutchinson). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Nifty Nut House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Walnut River Brewing Company, engage your brain at Exploration Place, and don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wichita online trip maker .

Salt Lake City to Wichita is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Wichita is 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Wichita, with lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Larned.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hutchinson, El Dorado, Tanganyika Wildlife Park, NDGA National Glass Museum, Blue Sky Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Nifty Nut House ©
Nifty Nut House
Strataca ©
Strataca
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

3
nights
Larned

Larned ©
Larned is a city in and the county seat of Pawnee County, Kansas, United States. Appreciate the collections at Boot Hill Museum and Fort Larned National Historic Site. Ellinwood Underground Tunnels and Santa Fe Trail Tracks will appeal to history buffs. Explore Larned's surroundings by going to Cheyenne Bottoms (in Great Bend) and Dodge City (Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, Home of Stone, & more).

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Larned trip planner .

You can drive from Wichita to Larned in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hays.

Things to do in Larned

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dodge City, Ellinwood Underground Tunnels, Cheyenne Bottoms
Highlights from your plan
Fort Larned National Historic Site ©
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Santa Fe Trail Tracks ©
Santa Fe Trail Tracks

5
nights
Hays

Hays ©
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Visit Garden of Eden and Battle Canyon for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Merci Boxcar. Change things up with these side-trips from Hays: World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson), Lucas (Bowl Plaza & Grassroots Art Center) and Wilson State Park (in Sylvan Grove). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Fidelis Church, get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, get all the information you need at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, and contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hays holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Larned to Hays takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hays can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Hays

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucas, Ellis, World's Largest Czech Egg, Prairie Dog State Park, Prairie Museum of Art & History
Highlights from your plan
Garden of Eden ©
Garden of Eden
Sternberg Museum of Natural History ©
Prairie Museum of Art & History ©
Prairie Museum of Art & History

5
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Do your shopping at SculptureTour Salina and Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and Rolling Hills Zoo. Change things up with these side-trips from Abilene: Lindsborg (Bethany Lutheran Church, Coronado Heights, & more), Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan) and Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse (in Concordia). There's lots more to do: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chase State Fishing Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Abilene online route builder .

Drive from Hays to Abilene in 2 hours. July in Abilene sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lindsborg, Cottonwood Falls, Salina, Kansas Auto Racing Museum, Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse
Highlights from your plan
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Rolling Hills Zoo ©
Rolling Hills Zoo

8
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Evel Knievel Museum and Museum of History. Do your shopping at Massachusetts Street and Mass Street Soda. Change things up with these side-trips from Topeka: Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico), Lawrence (KU Natural History Museum, Phoenix Gallery, & more) and Wamego (Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, OZ Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, learn about winemaking at Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery, and contemplate the long history of The Great Overland Station.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Topeka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Abilene in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Topeka: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lawrence, Wamego, Crooked Post Winery, William Allen White House, Prairie Fire Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum

5
nights
Fort Scott

Fort Scott ©
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. Visit Fort Scott National Historic Site and Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site for their historical value. Big Brutus and Galena Mining & Historical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Scott: Pittsburg (Kansas Crossing Casino & Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park), Safari Zoological Park (in Caney) and Little House on the Prairie Museum (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Gordon Parks Museum, take in the views from Rainbow Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Mater.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fort Scott online route planner .

Drive from Topeka to Fort Scott in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Scott can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Galena, Pittsburg, Rainbow Bridge, Little House on the Prairie Museum, Big Brutus
Highlights from your plan
Fort Scott National Historic Site ©
Fort Scott National Historic Site
Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery

5
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Cathedral of Saint Peter. Shop till you drop at Moon Marble Company and The Legends at Village West. Venture out of the city with trips to NightHawk Vineyard & Winery (in Paola), Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery (in Somerset) and Muchnic Art Gallery (in Atchison). There's still lots to do: stroll around Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, do a tasting at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Park Place.

Plan trip to Kansas City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Fort Scott to Kansas City in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Overland Park, Leawood, Atchison, Moon Marble Company, Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway ©
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Moon Marble Company ©
Moon Marble Company

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