10 days in Kansas Itinerary

10 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip itinerary maker

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Topeka
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Paola
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fort Scott
— 1 night
Drive
4
Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hays
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Topeka

— 3 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Discover out-of-the-way places like First Presbyterian Church Topeka and Chase County Courthouse. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prairie Fire Winery and The Great Overland Station. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Konza Prairie Research Natural Area (in Junction City) and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Crooked Post Winery, learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ward-Meade Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Topeka trip builder site.

Seattle to Topeka is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Topeka. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in May: highs in Topeka hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paola.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paola

— 1 night
Paola is a city in and the county seat of Miami County, Kansas, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Powell Observatory, learn about winemaking at Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery, and then learn about winemaking at NightHawk Vineyard & Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paola journey planner.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Paola takes 1.5 hours. June in Paola sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Paola

Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Scott

— 1 night
Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88mi south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fort Scott trip app.

Getting from Paola to Fort Scott by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Fort Scott are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites · Museums

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Greyhound Hall of Fame, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, look for gifts at Russell Stover Candy Company, and then stroll through Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Abilene trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Abilene in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hays

— 2 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Lakeside Campground, steep yourself in history at Fort Hays State Historic Site, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Merci Boxcar. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Garden of Eden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheyenne Bottoms.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hays itinerary planner.

Getting from Abilene to Hays by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hays can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hays

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

4.3
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.