9 days in Kansas & Albuquerque Itinerary

9 days in Kansas & Albuquerque Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Topeka
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 6 nights
Fly
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Overland Park
— 1 night
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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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Ward-Meade Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Massachusetts Street and then do a tasting at Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Topeka tour itinerary maker website.

Sioux City to Topeka is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sioux City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Topeka: highs are around 72°F and lows about 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Albuquerque

— 6 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Santa Fe Plaza, Loretto Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, make a trip to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque tour itinerary site.

Getting from Topeka to Albuquerque by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Topeka to Albuquerque. In October, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Overland Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Overland Park

— 1 night
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around Indian Creek Greenway and then meet the residents at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Overland Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Overland Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.