60 days in Kansas Itinerary

60 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Pratt
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Dodge City
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Colby
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Marysville
— 5 nights
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Atchison
— 8 nights
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Fort Scott
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Junction City
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Lindsborg
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Wichita
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Pratt

— 5 nights
Pratt is a city in and the county seat of Pratt County, Kansas, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to The Big Well and Cheyenne Bottoms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cherokee Strip Museum and Fort Larned National Historic Site. Explore Pratt's surroundings by going to Jet (Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge & Great Salt Plains State Park), Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain (in Greensburg) and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge (in Stafford). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Pratt Fish Hatchery, get a new perspective on nature at Waynoka Historical Society, experience rural life at Heartland Farm, and see the interesting displays at Vernon Filley Art Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pratt trip builder site.

Wichita to Pratt is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Wichita in May, plan for little chillier nights in Pratt, with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Pratt

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 7 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Boot Hill Museum and Santa Fe Trail Tracks. Let the collections at Mid-America Air Museum and Stauth Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Dodge City: Sod House Museum Complex (in Kinsley), Ellis (Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum & Ellis Lakeside Campground) and Barbed Wire Museum (in La Crosse). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Home of Stone, examine the collection at Ellis County Historical Society, get engrossed in the history at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, and admire the majestic nature at Beaver Dunes Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dodge City trip planning tool.

Getting from Pratt to Dodge City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dodge City are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Colby.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Colby

— 6 nights
Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Kit Carson County Carousel and St. Francis Motorcycle Museum. You'll explore and learn at Old Town Museum and El Quartelejo Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Colby side-trips: Fort Wallace Museum (in Wallace), High Plains Museum (in Goodland) and Scott City (Scott State Park & Battle Canyon). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Prairie Museum of Art & History, take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Red Willow State Recreation Area, and stroll around Prairie Dog State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colby road trip planning website.

Drive from Dodge City to Colby in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Colby are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marysville.

Things to do in Colby

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marysville

— 5 nights
Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore and learn at National Orphan Train Complex and Marshall County Historical. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pony Express Barn & Museum and Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marysville: WWII German POW Camp (in Concordia), Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site (in Republic) and Boyer Museum of Animated Carvings (in Belleville). There's still lots to do: hike along Blue River Rail Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Alcove Springs, and steep yourself in history at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marysville route planning tool.

Drive from Colby to Marysville in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 63°F. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Atchison.

Things to do in Marysville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atchison

— 8 nights
Atchison is a city and county seat of Atchison County, Kansas, United States, and situated along the Missouri River. Step out of the city life by going to Remington Nature Center and Firekeeper Golf Course. For shopping fun, head to Muchnic Art Gallery or Queen's Pantry Teas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Atchison: Territorial Capital Museum (in Lecompton), Saint Joseph (Museum Hill Historic District, Pony Express Museum, &more) and Topeka (Evel Knievel Museum, Combat Air Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge, explore the galleries of Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum, get a new perspective on nature at KU Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Saint Scholastica.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Atchison road trip app.

You can drive from Marysville to Atchison in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Atchison

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Scott

— 7 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. Big Brutus and Henry County Museum & Cultural Arts Center will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Fort Scott National Historic Site and Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Scott: Dalton Defenders Museum (in Coffeyville), Safari Zoological Park (in Caney) and Curious Minds Discovery Zone (in Parsons). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Bushwhacker Museum, take in the history at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery, and do a tasting at NightHawk Vineyard & Winery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Fort Scott trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Atchison to Fort Scott in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Scott can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Junction City

— 6 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Seelye Mansion and Chase County Courthouse. You'll explore and learn at Heritage Center of Dickinson County and Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Junction City side-trips: Concordia (Cloud County Historical Museum & Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse), Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico) and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (in Strong City). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, get a taste of the local shopping with OZ Museum, steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, and see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Junction City trip site.

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Junction City takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 7 nights
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Get some historical perspective at Garden of Eden and Ellinwood Underground Tunnels. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Fidelis Church and Smoky Hill Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lindsborg side-trips: Kansas Wetlands Education Center (in Great Bend), Hillboro Museums (in Hillsboro) and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Small World Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, see the interesting displays at Fort Harker Museum Complex, and explore the world behind art at Grassroots Art Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindsborg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. July in Lindsborg sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wichita

— 8 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of World Treasures and Old Cowtown Museum. Get outdoors at Eagle Valley Raptor Center and Dyck Arboretum of the Plains. Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: NDGA National Glass Museum (in Wellington), Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine) and El Dorado (Walnut River Brewing Company, Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum, &more).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wichita tour planner.

You can drive from Lindsborg to Wichita in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.