56 days in Kansas Itinerary

56 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas route planner
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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Topeka
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Topeka
— 8 nights
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Junction City
— 6 nights
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Hays
— 5 nights
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Dodge City
— 6 nights
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Wichita
— 12 nights
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Coffeyville
— 5 nights
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Fort Scott
— 4 nights
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Overland Park
— 9 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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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. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico), Lawrence (Watkins Museum of History, Massachusetts Street, &more) and Wamego (Oz Winery & OZ Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Ted Ensley Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, and steep yourself in history at Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Topeka trip website.

Exeter, UK to Topeka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Junction City.
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Junction City — 6 nights

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Junction City: Abilene (Heritage Center of Dickinson County, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, &more), Salina (SculptureTour Salina & Rolling Hills Zoo) and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (in Strong City). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, have fun at Wamego City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and engage your brain at Flint Hills Discovery Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Junction City online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Junction City takes an hour. In September in Junction City, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hays.
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Hays — 5 nights

Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hays: Oakley (Buffalo Bill Cultural Center & Monument Rocks), Castle Rock (in Quinter) and Lucas (Bowl Plaza, Garden of Eden, &more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Fidelis Church, examine the collection at Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Ellis Lakeside Campground.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hays tour itinerary site.

Getting from Junction City to Hays by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dodge City.
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Dodge City — 6 nights

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dodge City: Moore Ranch (in Bucklin), Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned) and Pratt (Lemon Park & Pratt County Historial Museum). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Fromme-Birney Round Barn, see the interesting displays at El Quartelejo Museum, and learn about all things military at Mid-America Air Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dodge City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hays to Dodge City takes 2 hours. September in Dodge City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wichita.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Wichita — 12 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: NDGA National Glass Museum (in Wellington), Hedrick's Exotic Animal Farm (in Nickerson) and Hutchinson (Hutchinson Zoo, Sand Hills State Park, &more).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Wichita online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Wichita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Wichita sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coffeyville.
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Coffeyville — 5 nights

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. Get out of town with these interesting Coffeyville side-trips: Cross Timbers State Park (in Toronto), Hubbles Rubble (in Howard) and Curious Minds Discovery Zone (in Parsons). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders and Coffeyville History Museum, contemplate the long history of Little House on the Prairie Museum, and walk around Elk City State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffeyville travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Coffeyville takes 2.5 hours. In October in Coffeyville, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Fort Scott.
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Fort Scott — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Scott: Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield (in Pleasanton), Pittsburg (Pittsburg State University & Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park) and La Cygne Lake (in La Cygne). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Crawford State Park, and stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Scott day trip planning website.

Getting from Coffeyville to Fort Scott by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Scott can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Overland Park.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Overland Park — 9 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Explore Overland Park's surroundings by going to Leavenworth (Buffalo Soldier Memorial Park, Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, admire the masterpieces at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and walk around Indian Creek Greenway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Overland Park visit planner.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Overland Park in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough 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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