19 days in Kansas Itinerary

19 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Wichita
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dodge City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Topeka
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Overland Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coffeyville
— 2 nights
Drive to Tulsa International Airport, Fly to Minneapolis

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Wichita

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Hutchinson (Strataca & Cosmosphere).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita sightseeing planner.

Minneapolis to Wichita is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wichita, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dodge City.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dodge City

— 3 nights
Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dodge City: The Big Well (in Greensburg), Fort Larned National Historic Site (in Larned) and Lee Richardson Zoo (in Garden City). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, try your luck at Boothill Casino and Resort, examine the collection at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame, and contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Trail Tracks.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dodge City travel planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Dodge City can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Dodge City

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame, and then explore the activities along Council Grove Reservoir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and then explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

Plan my trip to Abilene with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dodge City to Abilene in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Abilene can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Topeka

— 4 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Explore Topeka's surroundings by going to Lawrence (Massachusetts Street & Phoenix Gallery), Flint Hills Discovery Center (in Manhattan) and OZ Museum (in Wamego). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, browse the collection at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and get your game on at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing - Lawrence.

To find out how to plan a trip to Topeka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Abilene in July, expect nights in Topeka to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Overland Park.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Overland Park

— 3 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Overland Park is known for fun & games, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City, have some family-friendly fun at Bury the Hatchet, and stop by Moon Marble Company.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Overland Park trip planner.

Getting from Topeka to Overland Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Coffeyville.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Coffeyville

— 2 nights
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 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Dalton Defenders Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park, and then contemplate the long history of Little House on the Prairie Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gary's Garage Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Big Brutus.

Before you visit Coffeyville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Coffeyville takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coffeyville

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kansas travel guide

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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.