9 days in Grand Island & Kansas Itinerary

9 days in Grand Island & Kansas Itinerary

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9 days in Grand Island & Kansas Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Grand Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Salina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Topeka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Sioux Falls

1
night
Grand Island

Grand Island ©
Grand Island is a city in and the county seat of Hall County, Nebraska, United States. On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and then browse the different shops at Conestoga Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Island road trip planner .

Sioux Falls to Grand Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. July in Grand Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for Salina on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Island

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer ©
Conestoga Mall ©
Conestoga Mall

2
nights
Salina

Salina ©
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Rock City, get to know the resident critters at Rolling Hills Zoo, and then make a splash at Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salina online sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Grand Island to Salina with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Island in July: highs in Salina hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Abilene.

Things to do in Salina

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rock City
Highlights from your plan
Rolling Hills Zoo ©
Rolling Hills Zoo
Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park ©
Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park

2
nights
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame, and finally explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hillboro Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, then examine the collection at US Cavalry Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Abilene online trip itinerary builder .

Abilene is very close to Salina. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

US Cavalry Museum, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Liquid Art Winery and Estate, Hillboro Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum ©
Heritage Center of Dickinson County ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame ©
Greyhound Hall of Fame

1
night
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, then explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, then examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church Topeka.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Topeka road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Abilene, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Topeka, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Prairie Fire Winery
Highlights from your plan
Prairie Fire Winery ©
Prairie Fire Winery
First Presbyterian Church Topeka ©
First Presbyterian Church Topeka
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. Family-friendly places like Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site and Great Wolf Lodge will thrill your kids. Visit Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum and Grinter Place State Historic Site for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Evah C. Cray Historical Home in Atchison (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at 1950s All-Electric House, look for all kinds of wild species at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, and stop by Cabela's.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kansas City attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Topeka to Kansas City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Atchison, Parkville Nature Sanctuary, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, 1950s All-Electric House
Highlights from your plan
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum ©
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Parkville Nature Sanctuary ©
Parkville Nature Sanctuary

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