9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Topeka Itinerary

9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Topeka Itinerary

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9 days in Yellowstone National Park & Topeka Itinerary

Start: Topeka
Drive:  18​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 45​min
2
Topeka
— 3 nights
End: Topeka

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Escape the urban bustle at Gibbon Falls and S Rim Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yellowstone Historic Center and Uncle Tom's Trail. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, hike along Artist Point, and make a trip to Roosevelt Arch.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park attractions planner .

Topeka to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of shuttle, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Topeka, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone Historic Center
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

3
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of History and Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. Appreciate the collections at Evel Knievel Museum and Watkins Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Topeka: OZ Museum (in Wamego), Prairie Fire Winery (in Paxico) and Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery (in Eudora). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, examine the collection at Holley Museum of Military History, ponder the world of politics at Cedar Crest, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Topeka vacation builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yellowstone National Park to Topeka in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Topeka are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are much hotter (69°F). On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery, Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, Crooked Post Winery, Watkins Museum of History, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
OZ Museum ©
OZ Museum

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