6 days in Kansas Itinerary

6 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Lawrence
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Lawrence
— 1 night
Drive
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Abilene
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Lawrence

— 1 night
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and then take in the exciting artwork at Phoenix Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, then stop by Mass Street Soda, and finally wander the streets of Massachusetts Street.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lawrence road trip tool.

Chicago to Lawrence is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Chicago in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lawrence: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Lawrence

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then examine the collection at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Abilene online road trip planner.

You can drive from Lawrence to Abilene in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wichita

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca).

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Traveling by car from Abilene to Wichita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Wichita sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
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.