9 days in Kansas Itinerary

9 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas attractions planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Overland Park
Overland Park
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Aldie


Overland Park

— 1 night
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, then take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and finally get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Overland Park travel website.

Aldie to Overland Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Aldie to Overland Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Topeka.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip


— 1 night
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at OZ Museum, examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, and then take a stroll through Massachusetts Street. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, and then look for gifts at Mass Street Soda.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Topeka road trip app.

You can drive from Overland Park to Topeka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips


— 4 nights
Starlite Drive-In has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wichita: Safari Zoological Park (in Caney) and Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wichita travel route planner.

You can drive from Topeka to Wichita in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Wichita sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

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.