8 days in Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas route planner

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Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Lawrence
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Lawrence
— 1 night
Drive
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Junction City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hays
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lindsborg
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Lawrence

— 1 night
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Ft Leavenworth Army Installation and then do a tasting at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, learn about winemaking at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, and then get interesting insight from Zip KC.

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Los Angeles to Lawrence is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. August in Lawrence sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Junction City.

Things to do in Lawrence

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Junction City

— 2 nights
Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. On the 24th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens, then do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Junction City trip builder tool.

Getting from Lawrence to Junction City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Junction City

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hays

— 2 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Ellis Lakeside Campground, and then explore the striking landscape at Castle Rock. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Bowl Plaza, contemplate the long history of Garden of Eden, then pause for some photo ops at World's Largest Czech Egg, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cheyenne Bottoms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hays online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Junction City to Hays in 2.5 hours. In August in Hays, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Hays

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 1 night
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Coronado Heights, look for all kinds of wild species at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, then look for gifts at The Good Merchant, and finally pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lindsborg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hays to Lindsborg takes 2 hours. August in Lindsborg sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Wichita

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Central Standard Brewing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Arkansas River Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip planner.

You can drive from Lindsborg to Wichita in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Wichita are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

Kansas travel guide

4.3
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.