8 days in Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Topeka
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Overland Park
— 2 nights
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Topeka

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Topeka: Liquid Art Winery and Estate (in Manhattan), Massachusetts Street (in Lawrence) and Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum (in Abilene). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, contemplate the long history of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, and have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka trip itinerary maker.

Kansas City to Topeka is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Wichita

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wichita trip planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Wichita takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Wichita sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Overland Park.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Overland Park

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get your game on at Bury the Hatchet, get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City, then admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with Cabela's.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Overland Park trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Wichita to Overland Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums · 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.