5 days in Kansas Itinerary

5 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner

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Junction City
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Lucas
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Victoria
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Oakley
— 1 night
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Great Bend
— 1 night
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Junction City

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sunset Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Junction City trip itinerary app.

Baldwin City to Junction City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city located in the northwest corner of McPherson County, Kansas, United States, between K-4 and the Smoky Hill River. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Kanopolis State Park, admire the majestic nature at Mushroom Rock State Park, and then examine the collection at Kansas Motorcycle Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Marquette trip planner.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Marquette takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucas.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums

Lucas

Lucas is a city in Russell County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind World's Largest Czech Egg and then don't miss a visit to Garden of Eden.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lucas online route builder.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Lucas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Lucas

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Victoria

Victoria is a city in Ellis County, Kansas, United States. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lucas to Victoria takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Victoria are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for Oakley on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Victoria

Historic Sites

Oakley

— 1 night
Oakley is a city in Gove, Logan, and Thomas counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oakley online visit planner.

You can drive from Victoria to Oakley in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Oakley sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Great Bend.

Things to do in Oakley

Parks · Nature
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Great Bend

— 1 night
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Great Bend Courthouse.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Great Bend route maker tool.

Getting from Oakley to Great Bend by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Great Bend can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Kansas travel guide

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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.