2 days in Southeast Kansas Itinerary

2 days in Southeast Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Kansas travel planner

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Fort Scott
— 1 day
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Independence
— 1 night
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Fort Scott

— 1 day
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. On the 15th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes, and then take in the history at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Scott route planning tool.

Kansas City to Fort Scott is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Kansas City in March, plan for little chillier days in Fort Scott, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Independence.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Historic Sites · Museums

Independence

— 1 night
Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Elk City State Park.

Plan my day in Independence using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Fort Scott to Independence in 2 hours. March in Independence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Independence

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature