8 days in Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas Itinerary

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8 days in Kansas Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dodge City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Abilene
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort Scott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lawrence
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for gifts at Nifty Nut House and then shop like a local with Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Cowtown Museum, meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo, and then try your luck at Kansas Star Casino.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita attractions planner .

Washington DC to Wichita is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Wichita. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Wichita. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Kansas Star Casino
Highlights from your plan
Old Cowtown Museum ©
Old Cowtown Museum
Strataca ©
Strataca
Kansas Star Casino ©
Kansas Star Casino

1
night
Dodge City

Dodge City ©
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): try your luck at Boothill Casino and Resort, appreciate the history behind Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill, and then take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dodge City trip site .

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Traveling from Wichita in April, Dodge City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Dodge City

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Highlights from your plan
Boot Hill Museum ©
Boot Hill Museum
Boothill Casino and Resort ©
Boothill Casino and Resort

1
night
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 5th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and finally see a world frozen in time at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

Plan my day in Abilene using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Dodge City to Abilene in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Abilene are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Seelye Mansion ©
Seelye Mansion

1
night
Fort Scott

Fort Scott ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Scott trip planner .

You can drive from Abilene to Fort Scott in 3.5 hours. April in Fort Scott sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Scott National Historic Site ©
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Fort Scott National Cemetery

2
nights
Lawrence

Lawrence ©
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. On the 7th (Sun), take a stroll through Massachusetts Street, then do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, then contemplate the long history of Ward Meade Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church Topeka. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lawrence trip maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Lawrence takes 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Scott in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lawrence, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lawrence

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Topeka, Prairie Fire Winery
Highlights from your plan
Massachusetts Street ©
Massachusetts Street
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery

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