56 days in Kansas & Kansas City Itinerary

56 days in Kansas & Kansas City Itinerary

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56 days in Kansas & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Coffeyville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Wichita
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Dodge City
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Abilene
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Strong City
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Topeka
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Kansas City
— 14 nights
End: Kansas City

4
nights
Coffeyville

Coffeyville ©
Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. Change things up with these side-trips from Coffeyville: Pittsburg (Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park & Pittsburg State University), Big Brutus (in West Mineral) and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (in Chanute). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Zoological Park, make a trip to Browns Mansion, examine the collection at Gary's Garage Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Elk City State Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coffeyville travel planner .

Kansas City to Coffeyville is an approximately 3-hour car ride. June in Coffeyville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Independence, Caney, Pittsburg, Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Big Brutus
Highlights from your plan
Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Big Brutus ©
Big Brutus
Pittsburg State University ©
Pittsburg State University

10
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Hutchinson (Dillon Nature Center, Strataca, & more), El Dorado (Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum & Walnut River Brewing Company) and Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo, get curious at Exploration Place, steep yourself in history at Old Cowtown Museum, and examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wichita trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Coffeyville to Wichita in 2.5 hours. June in Wichita sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Wellington, El Dorado, Bartlett Arboretum, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper
Highlights from your plan
Strataca ©
Strataca
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains

7
nights
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Get out of town with these interesting Dodge City side-trips: Dalton Gang Hideout (in Meade), Stauth Memorial Museum (in Montezuma) and Fromme-Birney Round Barn (in Mullinville). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, examine the collection at Finney County Historical Museum, steep yourself in history at Home of Stone, and make a splash at Parrot Cove Indoor Waterpark.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dodge City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wichita to Dodge City by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dodge City are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Garden City, Moore Ranch, The Big Well, Dalton Gang Hideout, Fort Larned National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Fort Larned National Historic Site ©
Finney County Historical Museum ©
Finney County Historical Museum

6
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
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: Hillboro Museums (in Hillsboro), St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion) and Concordia (Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural, National Orphan Train Complex, & more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Council Grove Reservoir, look for all kinds of wild species at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, and contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Abilene trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dodge City to Abilene in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Abilene are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Strong City.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Junction City, Concordia, Milford State Park, Hillboro Museums, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Seelye Mansion ©
Seelye Mansion
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad

6
nights
Strong City

Strong City ©
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Chase County Courthouse, explore the activities along Chase State Fishing Lake, and get advice or help at Chase County Historical Society Museum.

Planning Strong City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Strong City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Abilene in July, expect nights in Strong City to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are little chillier, around 89°F. You'll set off for Topeka on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Strong City

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cottonwood Falls
Highlights from your plan
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve ©
Chase State Fishing Lake ©
Chase State Fishing Lake
Chase County Historical Society Museum ©

8
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Topeka: Lawrence (Potter Lake, Dyche Hall, & more), Oz Museum (in Wamego) and Manhattan (Flint Hills Discovery Center & Liquid Art Winery and Estate). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, explore the striking landscape of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, brush up on your military savvy at Combat Air Museum, and let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Topeka day trip tool .

You can drive from Strong City to Topeka in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lawrence, Manhattan, OZ Museum, Firekeeper Golf Course, Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas State Capitol Building ©
Kansas State Capitol Building

14
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kansas City: Weston (Pirtle Winery & Holladay Distillery), Overland Park (Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Bury the Hatchet, & more) and Bingham Waggoner Estate (in Independence). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, stroll through Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City travel route planning app .

You can drive from Topeka to Kansas City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kansas City, Overland Park, Independence, Saint Joseph, Weston
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kauffman Stadium ©
Kauffman Stadium

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