8 days in Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas visit planner
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Overland Park
— 1 night
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— 4 nights
Dodge City
— 1 night


Topeka — 1 day

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Gage Park, then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Topeka trip builder app.

Denver to Topeka is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Denver in August since evenings lows in Topeka dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Overland Park.
Parks · Museums

Overland Park — 1 night

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, then meet the residents at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally cool off at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Overland Park online route planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Overland Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coffeyville.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Coffeyville — 1 night

Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Gary's Garage Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park, and then meet the residents at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo.

Before you visit Coffeyville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Overland Park to Coffeyville in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Coffeyville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Wichita.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Wichita — 4 nights

Explore Wichita's surroundings by going to Hutchinson (Strataca, Cosmosphere, &more), McPherson Opera House (in McPherson) and Abilene (Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad & Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wichita route builder website.

Traveling by car from Coffeyville to Wichita takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dodge City.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Dodge City — 1 night

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum and then try your luck at Boothill Casino and Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dodge City day trip planning website.

You can drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Dodge City, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Kansas travel guide

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.