8 days in Wichita & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Wichita & Phoenix Itinerary

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8 days in Wichita & Phoenix Itinerary

Start: New York City
foot + Fly:  7​h
1
Wichita
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Safari Zoological Park and Cosmosphere. Step out of Wichita to go to Hutchinson and see Strataca, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo, make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains, see the interesting displays at Mid-America All-Indian Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Wichita trip app .

New York City to Wichita is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hutchinson, Safari Zoological Park, Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo
Cosmosphere ©
Cosmosphere

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Attractions like Desert Botanical Garden and Children’s Museum of Phoenix make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Taliesin West in Scottsdale--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, explore and take pictures at Chase Field, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and stroll through Phoenix Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Wichita to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Wichita to Phoenix, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wichita in May: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

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