59 days in Kansas Itinerary

59 days in Kansas Itinerary

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59 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Wichita
1
Wichita
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coffeyville
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Emporia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kansas City
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Topeka
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Abilene
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hays
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Dodge City
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Wichita

9
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere), El Dorado (Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum & Walnut River Brewing Company) and McPherson Opera House (in McPherson). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo, explore the world behind art at Wichita Art Museum, examine the collection at Exploration Place, and don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wichita day trip planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Wichita. In August, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hutchinson, El Dorado, Kansas Star Casino, Grace Hill Winery, McPherson Opera House
Highlights from your plan
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Keeper of the Plains ©
The Keeper of the Plains
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens ©
Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

6
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. Get out of town with these interesting Coffeyville side-trips: Fort Scott (Gordon Parks Museum, Fort Scott National Historic Site, & more), Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (in Chanute) and Pittsburg (Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park & Pittsburg State University). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park, don't miss a visit to Browns Mansion, see the interesting displays at Gary's Garage Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Galena Mining & Historical Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coffeyville tour planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Coffeyville in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Coffeyville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Emporia.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Galena, Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Independence
Highlights from your plan
Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Fort Scott National Historic Site ©
Dalton Defenders Museum ©
Dalton Defenders Museum

7
nights
Emporia

Emporia ©
Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Emporia side-trips: Strong City (Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve & Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch), Cottonwood Falls (Chase County Courthouse, Chase State Fishing Lake, & more) and Council Grove (Council Grove Reservoir & Kaw Mission State Historic Site). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, contemplate the long history of William Allen White House, admire the masterpieces at Emporia Art’s Center, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Emporia.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Emporia trip planning app .

Getting from Coffeyville to Emporia by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Emporia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll set off for Kansas City on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Emporia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottonwood Falls, Council Grove, Strong City, Cross Timbers State Park, Dwight Eisenhower Learning Center
Highlights from your plan
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve ©
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia ©
David Traylor Zoo of Emporia
Emporia Art’s Center ©
Emporia Art’s Center

7
nights
Kansas City

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (in Overland Park), Leavenworth (Ft Leavenworth Army Installation, Richard Allen Cultural Center, & more) and Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery (in Somerset). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber, bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway, and shop like a local with The Legends at Village West.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City vacation planning tool .

Getting from Emporia to Kansas City by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Overland Park, Leavenworth, Olathe, Leawood, Strawberry Hill Povitica Company
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City ©

8
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison), Lawrence (KU Natural History Museum, Grinter Farms, & more) and Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery (in Eudora). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, brush up on your military savvy at Combat Air Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Lake Shawnee.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Topeka trip app .

Getting from Kansas City to Topeka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Topeka sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lawrence, Wamego, Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery, Prairie Fire Winery
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas State Capitol Building ©
Kansas State Capitol Building

7
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Lindsborg (Courtyard Gallery, Wild Dala Horse Herd, & more), Hillboro Museums (in Hillsboro) and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural, contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, and get to know the resident critters at Rolling Hills Zoo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Abilene trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Topeka to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Abilene are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hays.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lindsborg, Manhattan, Concordia, Salina, Kansas Motorcycle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
Seelye Mansion ©
Seelye Mansion

7
nights
Hays

Hays ©
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Ness County Bank Building (in Ness City), Oakley (Monument Rocks, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, & more) and Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church, relax in the rural setting at Heartland Farm, and take an in-depth tour of Prairie Museum of Art & History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hays trip website .

Traveling by car from Abilene to Hays takes 2 hours. October in Hays sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Hays

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Bend, Lucas, Oakley, Ellis, Prairie Museum of Art & History
Highlights from your plan
Sternberg Museum of Natural History ©
Monument Rocks ©
Monument Rocks
Fort Larned National Historic Site ©

7
nights
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dodge City: Garden City (Lee Richardson Zoo, Finney County Historical Museum, & more), Stauth Memorial Museum (in Montezuma) and Liberal (Mid-America Air Museum & Dorothy's House/Land of Oz). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, make a trip to Cattle Feedlot Overlook, stroll around Lemon Park, and see the interesting displays at El Quartelejo Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dodge City trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Hays to Dodge City in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Garden City, Scott City, Liberal, Greensburg, Stauth Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Santa Fe Trail Tracks ©
Santa Fe Trail Tracks
The Big Well ©
The Big Well

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