16 days in Kansas Itinerary

16 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas journey planner

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Overland Park
— 4 nights
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Dodge City
— 2 nights
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Hays
— 1 night
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Salina
— 4 nights
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Lawrence
— 1 night
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Overland Park

— 4 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Your list of things to see and do now includes Louisburg Cider Mill, The Peanut on 127th St., Cider Hill Family Orchard, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Johnson County Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Museum at Prairiefire, and shop like a local with The Legends at Village West.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Overland Park trip planner.

Kansas City to Overland Park is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Wichita on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Overland Park

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wichita

— 3 nights
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mid-America All-Indian Center, Rock River Rapids, Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, and other attractions. Bring the kids along to Sedgwick County Zoo and Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Wichita side-trips: Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wichita travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Overland Park to Wichita in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Wichita sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 2 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Trail Tracks, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dodge City Zoo, and finally hike along Dodge City Trail of Fame.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dodge City vacation planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Traveling from Wichita in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dodge City, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hays

— 1 night
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the 18th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Ellis Lakeside Campground, examine the collection at Merci Boxcar, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hays trip planner.

Getting from Dodge City to Hays by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hays can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Salina.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Salina

— 4 nights
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Your day by day itinerary now includes Liquid Art Winery and Estate as well as Tallgrass Taphouse. Attractions like Rolling Hills Zoo and Kenwood Cove Aquatic Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at SculptureTour Salina and explore the striking landscape at Rock City.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Salina day trip site.

Drive from Hays to Salina in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Salina are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lawrence.

Things to do in Salina

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Lawrence

— 1 night
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Your list of things to see and do now includes Heartland Park Topeka, Blue Moose Topeka, Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): bet on your favorite at Heartland Park Topeka, ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, then examine the collection at Booth Family Hall of Athletics, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Blue Moose Topeka. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Zip KC, get a new perspective on nature at KU Natural History Museum, then make a trip to DeBruce Center, and finally catch a live event at Allen Fieldhouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lawrence trip planner.

Getting from Salina to Lawrence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lawrence

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

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.