8 days in Norfolk & Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Norfolk & Kansas Itinerary

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Norfolk
— 3 nights
Fly
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Overland Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Topeka
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffeyville
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 night
Fly

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Norfolk

— 3 nights
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Busch Gardens Williamsburg make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Norfolk's surroundings by going to Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Water Country USA, &more), Corolla (Back Country Safari Tours & Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum) and Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (in Virginia Beach). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a leisurely stroll along Virginia Beach Boardwalk, stroll through Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Virginia Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Norfolk online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Norfolk. In July in Norfolk, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Overland Park.

Things to do in Norfolk

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Overland Park

— 1 night
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, examine the collection at Museum of Deaf History, Art and Culture, then get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and finally pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Overland Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Norfolk to Overland Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Overland Park

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Topeka

— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. On the 29th (Thu), examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, then enjoy some diversion at Lake Shawnee, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Phoenix Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Topeka trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Topeka are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Nature · Fun & Games · 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Gary's Garage Museum, then meet the residents at Safari Zoological Park, then steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Elk City State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Coffeyville vacation tool.

Drive from Topeka to Coffeyville in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wichita

— 1 night
On the 31st (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tanganyika Wildlife Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Wichita road trip planner.

You can drive from Coffeyville to Wichita in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Kansas travel guide

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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.