8 days in South Central Kansas Itinerary

8 days in South Central Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Central Kansas holiday planner

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Great Bend
— 2 nights
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Hutchinson
— 4 nights
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Mulvane
— 1 night
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Great Bend

— 2 nights
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Great Bend is known for wildlife, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, meet the residents at Brit Spaugh Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Cheyenne Bottoms, and don't miss a visit to B-29 Memorial Plaza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Bend visit planner.

Kansas City to Great Bend is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. July in Great Bend sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Hutchinson

— 4 nights
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Change things up with these side-trips from Hutchinson: Lindsborg (Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Wild Dala Horse Herd, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Strataca, get to know the resident critters at Hutchinson Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Dillon Nature Center, and stop by Smith's Market.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hutchinson vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Great Bend to Hutchinson in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Mulvane.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mulvane

— 1 night
Mulvane is a city in Sedgwick and Sumner counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): try to win big at Kansas Star Casino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mulvane holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Hutchinson to Mulvane in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mulvane can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mulvane

Fun & Games · Casinos
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