9 days in Kansas Itinerary

9 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas journey planner

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Topeka
— 1 night
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Abilene
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Coffeyville
— 1 night
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Overland Park
— 2 nights
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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 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Mass Street Soda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Topeka day trip planning app.

Washington DC to Topeka is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Topeka when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad, then see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Abilene travel route planner.

Drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. In August in Abilene, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

Wichita

— 3 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere, Strataca, &more).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Wichita online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Wichita takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Coffeyville

— 1 night
Coffeyville is a city in southeastern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States, located along the Verdigris River in the state's southeastern region. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Safari Zoological Park, steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum, and then make a trip to Browns Mansion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coffeyville trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Coffeyville takes 2.5 hours. In August in Coffeyville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Overland Park.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Overland Park

— 2 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. On the 14th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, then meet the residents at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Bury the Hatchet and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Overland Park trip planner.

Drive from Coffeyville to Overland Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Entertainment Centers
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.