8 days in South Central Kansas Itinerary

8 days in South Central Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Central Kansas trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Drive to Great Bend
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Great Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hutchinson
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Dorado
— 2 nights
Drive to Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Fly to Blue Grass Airport

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Great Bend

— 2 nights
Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to B-29 Memorial Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, and then appreciate the history behind Jack Kilby Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Brit Spaugh Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cheyenne Bottoms, then relax in the rural setting at Heartland Farm, and finally make a trip to Great Bend Courthouse.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Great Bend trip planner.

Lexington to Great Bend is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lexington to Great Bend. In July, daytime highs in Great Bend are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

Hutchinson

— 3 nights
Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and located on the Arkansas River. Venture out of the city with trips to Lindsborg (Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, Coronado Heights, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Cosmosphere, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hutchinson Zoo, examine the collection at Reno County Museum, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Strataca.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hutchinson trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Great Bend to Hutchinson takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hutchinson can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to El Dorado.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

El Dorado

— 2 nights
El Dorado is city and county seat of Butler County, Kansas, United States. On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum, then admire the majestic nature at El Dorado State Park, and then explore the world behind art at Coutts Museum Of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Sweet 120 and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Walnut River Brewing Company.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Dorado trip builder site.

You can drive from Hutchinson to El Dorado in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Dorado

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks