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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Great Bend
— 2 nights
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Hutchinson
— 3 nights
3
El Dorado
— 2 nights

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Great Bend

Great Bend ©
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, thensee 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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cheyenne Bottoms, thenrelax 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Hutchinson.

Things to do in Great Bend

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Brit Spaugh Zoo ©
Brit Spaugh Zoo
Heartland Farm ©
Heartland Farm
Kansas Wetlands Education Center ©
Kansas Wetlands Education Center

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nights
Hutchinson

Hutchinson ©
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). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Strataca, get to know the resident critters at Hutchinson Zoo, get curious at Cosmosphere, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dillon Nature Center.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hutchinson trip builder app.

Drive from Great Bend to Hutchinson in 1.5 hours. July in Hutchinson sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to El Dorado.

Things to do in Hutchinson

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lindsborg
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Strataca ©
Strataca
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere
Dillon Nature Center ©
Dillon Nature Center

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El Dorado

El Dorado ©
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, thenadmire 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 °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Dorado

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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Coutts Museum Of Art ©
Coutts Museum Of Art
Sweet 120 ©
Sweet 120
El Dorado State Park ©
El Dorado State Park