7 days in Kansas Itinerary

7 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner

Make it your trip
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Kansas City
Drive
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Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 1 night
Drive
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Hutchinson
— 1 night
Drive
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Mulvane
— 2 nights
Drive to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Kansas City

The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): meet the residents at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kansas City online sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Kansas City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Kansas City

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Topeka

— 2 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), gain insight at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and then take in the exciting artwork at Phoenix Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Lake Shawnee, then stroll around Gage Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka route builder 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 April in Topeka, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, then examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

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

Traveling by car from Topeka to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Abilene can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Abilene

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Hutchinson

— 1 night
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): go deep underground at Strataca and then see the interesting displays at Cosmosphere.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hutchinson online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Hutchinson takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mulvane.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums · Childrens Museums

Mulvane

— 2 nights
Mulvane is a city in Sedgwick and Sumner counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bartlett Arboretum, then examine the collection at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains, then steep yourself in history at Old Cowtown Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mulvane online trip maker.

You can drive from Hutchinson to Mulvane in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mulvane can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mulvane

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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.