59 days in Kansas Itinerary

59 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport, Drive to Baxter Springs
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Baxter Springs
— 5 nights
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Fort Scott
— 5 nights
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Topeka
— 8 nights
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Cottonwood Falls
— 4 nights
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Abilene
— 5 nights
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Concordia
— 5 nights
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Hays
— 5 nights
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Colby
— 4 nights
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Greensburg
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 13 nights
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Baxter Springs

— 5 nights
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum and Big Brutus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rainbow Bridge and Dalton Defenders Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Baxter Springs: Pittsburg (Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park & Kansas Crossing Casino), Curious Minds Discovery Zone (in Parsons) and Independence (Elk City State Park, Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Galena Mining & Historical Museum, look for gifts at Cars on the Route, and make a trip to Mater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baxter Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Baxter Springs is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Baxter Springs. Traveling from London in February, Baxter Springs is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums · Casinos · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Scott

— 5 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Scott National Cemetery and Gordon Parks Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Scott: Caney (Gary's Garage Museum & Safari Zoological Park), La Cygne Lake (in La Cygne) and John Brown Museum (in Osawatomie). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, admire the majestic nature at Cross Timbers State Park, walk around Crawford State Park, and witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Scott route planner.

You can drive from Baxter Springs to Fort Scott in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Topeka

— 8 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ward-Meade Park and Booth Family Hall of Athletics. Museum of the Kansas National Guard and Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Leavenworth (C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Port Leavenworth, &more), Lawrence (KU Natural History Museum, Wonder Fair, &more) and Atchison (Evah C. Cray Historical Home & Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church Topeka, do a tasting at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Topeka tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Topeka in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Scott in February, expect slightly colder with lows of -5°C in Topeka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Cottonwood Falls.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cottonwood Falls

— 4 nights
Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. Chase County Courthouse and Hillboro Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chase County Historical Society Museum and Kaw Mission State Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion) and Council Grove Reservoir (in Council Grove). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch, explore the striking landscape of Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chase State Fishing Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cottonwood Falls trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Cottonwood Falls takes 1.5 hours. In February in Cottonwood Falls, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Cottonwood Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Abilene

— 5 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Seelye Mansion and US Cavalry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Heritage Center of Dickinson County and Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Milford State Park (in Milford), Junction City (Geary State Fishing Lake amd Wildlife Area & Atomic Cannon) and Custer House (in Fort Riley). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Greyhound Hall of Fame, stop by Russell Stover Candy Company, and steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Abilene day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cottonwood Falls to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Concordia.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Concordia

— 5 nights
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse and Pony Express Barn & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Geographic Center of the United States and WWII German POW Camp. Venture out of the city with trips to Marysville (Marshall County Historical & Blue River Rail Trail), The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and Rock City (in Minneapolis). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Cloud County Historical Museum, examine the collection at National Orphan Train Complex, appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural, and explore the galleries of Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Concordia trip builder site.

You can drive from Abilene to Concordia in 1.5 hours. In February in Concordia, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Concordia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hays

— 5 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Hays State Historic Site and Ellinwood Underground Tunnels. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Fidelis Church and Home of Stone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hays: Great Bend (Heartland Farm, Kansas Wetlands Education Center, &more), Barbed Wire Museum (in La Crosse) and Lucas (Garden of Eden, Grassroots Art Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Merci Boxcar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Lakeside Campground, appreciate the history behind World's Largest Czech Egg, and take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum.

Plan my day in Hays using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Concordia to Hays in 2.5 hours. In March in Hays, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colby.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colby

— 4 nights
Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prairie Museum of Art & History and Fort Wallace Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Francis Motorcycle Museum and Buffalo Bill Cultural Center. Explore Colby's surroundings by going to Lee Richardson Zoo (in Garden City), Fick Fossil & History Museum (in Oakley) and Scott City (Scott State Park & Battle Canyon). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Prairie Dog State Park and make a trip to Prairie Dog Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colby trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hays to Colby takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Greensburg.

Things to do in Colby

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greensburg

— 3 nights
Greensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Larned National Historic Site and Sod House Museum Complex. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Big Well and Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain. Step out of Greensburg to go to Bucklin and see Moore Ranch, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fromme-Birney Round Barn.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greensburg vacation planner.

You can drive from Colby to Greensburg in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Greensburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Wichita on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Greensburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wichita

— 13 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum. Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Reno County Museum, Strataca, &more), Lindsborg (Coronado Heights, Wild Dala Horse Herd, &more) and McPherson Opera House (in McPherson).

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wichita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Greensburg to Wichita takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
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.