40 days in Kansas Itinerary

40 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas trip itinerary planner

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Wichita
— 4 nights
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Lindsborg
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Concordia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wamego
— 1 night
Drive
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Topeka
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lawrence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Overland Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort Scott
— 4 nights
Drive
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Emporia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caney
— 1 night
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Wichita

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca).

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Wichita trip itinerary builder tool.

Atlanta to Wichita is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wichita, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lindsborg.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lindsborg

— 5 nights
Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindsborg: Ellinwood Underground Tunnels (in Ellinwood), Great Bend (Cheyenne Bottoms, Great Bend Courthouse, &more) and Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis). And it doesn't end there: walk around Coronado Heights, examine the collection at Kansas Motorcycle Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Mushroom Rock State Park, and view the masterpieces at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lindsborg trip planner.

You can drive from Wichita to Lindsborg in 1.5 hours. May in Lindsborg sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salina.

Things to do in Lindsborg

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Salina

— 3 nights
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Explore Salina's surroundings by going to Lucas (Grassroots Art Center, Garden of Eden, &more), St. Fidelis Church (in Victoria) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rolling Hills Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock City, view the masterpieces at SculptureTour Salina, and learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salina online vacation planner.

Salina is just a stone's throw from Lindsborg. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Concordia.

Things to do in Salina

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Concordia

— 3 nights
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Explore Concordia's surroundings by going to Rock Creek Station State Historical Park (in Fairbury), The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site (in Republic). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Orphan Train Complex, don't miss a visit to Home on the Range Cabin, and appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Concordia vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salina to Concordia takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Abilene.

Things to do in Concordia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then examine the collection at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, see the interesting displays at Greyhound Hall of Fame, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Abilene trip planner.

You can drive from Concordia to Abilene in 1.5 hours. In May in Abilene, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Wamego.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wamego

— 1 night
Wamego is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States. On the 19th (Wed), look for gifts at OZ Museum, then do a tasting at Oz Winery, then learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Wamego City Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wamego trip maker.

You can drive from Abilene to Wamego in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Wamego are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Topeka.

Things to do in Wamego

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Topeka

— 5 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Topeka: Manhattan (Sunset Zoo, Flint Hills Discovery Center, &more). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, stroll around Gage Park, meet the residents at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, and admire the natural beauty at Ted Ensley Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Topeka trip website.

You can drive from Wamego to Topeka in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lawrence.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Lawrence

— 4 nights
Lawrence is the sixth largest city in the state of Kansas and the county seat of Douglas County, Kansas. Explore Lawrence's surroundings by going to Atchison (Mount Saint Scholastica & Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum), Riverwood Winery (in Rushville) and Ottawa (Carnegie Cultural Center & Forest Park). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Massachusetts Street, let the kids burn off some steam at South Park, learn about winemaking at Bluejacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery, and admire the majestic nature at Clinton State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lawrence travel itinerary planner.

Lawrence is just a stone's throw from Topeka. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Overland Park.

Things to do in Lawrence

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Overland Park

— 5 nights
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Overland Park: Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery (in Somerset), NightHawk Vineyard & Winery (in Paola) and Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center (in Louisburg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, do a tasting at Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, and look for gifts at Moon Marble Company.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Overland Park vacation planning website.

You can drive from Lawrence to Overland Park in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Overland Park

Parks · Shopping · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Scott

— 4 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Warsaw Riverfront & Trails (in Warsaw), Osceola Cheese (in Osceola) and Big Brutus (in West Mineral). The adventure continues: take in the history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park, examine the collection at Gordon Parks Museum, and steep yourself in history at Little House on the Prairie Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Scott day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Fort Scott takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fort Scott are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Emporia.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Emporia

— 2 nights
Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. On the 7th (Mon), walk around Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, contemplate the long history of Chase County Courthouse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Council Grove Reservoir.

To plan Emporia vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Fort Scott to Emporia takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Emporia are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Caney.

Things to do in Emporia

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caney

— 1 night
Caney is a city in Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Caney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Emporia to Caney in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Caney can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caney

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.