5 days in Northwest Kansas Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Kansas vacation planner
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Mc Cook Ben Nelson Regional Airport, Drive to Norton
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Norton
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Oakley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hays
— 2 nights
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Norton

Norton is a city in, and the county seat of, Norton County, Kansas, United States. On the 14th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Dog State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Norton trip planner.

New York City to Norton is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Norton when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car 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 15th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Scott State Park, explore the striking landscape at Monument Rocks, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battle Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Fick Fossil & History Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, then get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, and finally make a trip to Giant Van Gogh Painting.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oakley sightseeing app.

Drive from Norton to Oakley in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hays.
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Hays — 2 nights

Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the 17th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site, get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Merci Boxcar, and finally identify plant and animal life at Ellis Lakeside Campground. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Garden of Eden.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hays tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Oakley to Hays in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hays are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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