9 days in Gastonia, Flint Hills & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Gastonia, Flint Hills & Lakeland Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Drive to Gastonia
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Gastonia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Fly to Tulsa International Airport, Drive to Caney
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Caney
— 1 night
Drive
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Wichita
— 2 nights
Drive
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Topeka
— 1 night
Fly
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Lakeland
— 2 nights
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Gastonia — 2 nights

Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gastonia: Zipline (in Lake Lure) and Carolina Raptor Center (in Huntersville). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Millican Pictorial History Museum, examine the collection at The Schiele Museum of Natural History, immerse yourself in nature at Crowders Mountain State Park, and sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gastonia day trip planning app.

New York City to Gastonia is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gastonia, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caney.
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Caney — 1 night

Caney is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Caney trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gastonia to Caney. The time zone difference when traveling from Gastonia to Caney is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Wichita.
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Wichita — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Exploration Place and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sedgwick County Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures and then stop by Nifty Nut House.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Wichita route website.

You can drive from Caney to Wichita in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Topeka.
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Topeka — 1 night

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. On the 29th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building and then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Topeka trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Topeka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lakeland.
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Lakeland — 2 nights

On the 30th (Wed), take an exotic tour of Safari Wilderness, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): make a splash at Legoland Florida Resort and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bok Tower Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lakeland trip planner.

You can fly from Topeka to Lakeland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Topeka to Lakeland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Topeka in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lakeland, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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