7 days in Kansas Itinerary

7 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive
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Topeka
— 1 night
Drive
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Abilene
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Kansas City

— 1 night
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Overland Park 9/11 Memorial, then get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Massachusetts Street, look for gifts at Moon Marble Company, and then make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kansas City online visit planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Topeka

— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, then stroll around Gage Park, and finally stop by Mass Street Soda.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kansas City to Topeka by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and train. In June in Topeka, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Abilene road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. June in Abilene sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wichita

— 3 nights
Bring the kids along to Sedgwick County Zoo and Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wichita trip tool.

You can drive from Abilene to Wichita in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.