40 days in Kansas Itinerary

40 days in Kansas Itinerary

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

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Wichita online attractions planner.

Atlanta to Wichita is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Wichita is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Wichita when traveling from Atlanta in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near 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: stroll around Coronado Heights, immerse yourself in nature at Mushroom Rock State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Kansas Motorcycle Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lindsborg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lindsborg are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Salina: Lucas (Grassroots Art Center, Garden of Eden, &more), St. Fidelis Church (in Victoria) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Rolling Hills Zoo, do a tasting at Liquid Art Winery and Estate, take in the exciting artwork at SculptureTour Salina, and explore the striking landscape at Rock City.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salina travel planning app.

Salina is very close to Lindsborg. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can 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 much more to do: examine the collection at National Orphan Train Complex, make a trip to Home on the Range Cabin, and appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Concordia trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Salina to Concordia in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car 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 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Center of Dickinson County, then see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at 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 other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Abilene trip planner.

Traveling by car from Concordia to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Abilene can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at OZ Museum, then learn about winemaking at Oz Winery, then learn about winemaking at Prairie Fire Winery, and finally let little ones run wild at Wamego City Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wamego trip planner.

Getting from Abilene to Wamego by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Wamego are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Manhattan (Sunset Zoo, Flint Hills Discovery Center, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Evel Knievel Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, and steep yourself in history at Ward-Meade Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Topeka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wamego to Topeka takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Lawrence: 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, explore the activities along Potter Lake, stroll around Clinton State Park, and make a trip to Lied Center Lobby.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lawrence online attractions planner.

Lawrence is just a stone's throw from Topeka. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, walk around Ernie Miller Nature Center, bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Overland Park Farmers Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Overland Park day trip app.

Traveling by car from Lawrence to Overland Park takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to 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. Explore Fort Scott's surroundings by going to Warsaw Riverfront & Trails (in Warsaw), Osceola Cheese (in Osceola) and Big Brutus (in West Mineral). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Scott National Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Fort Scott National Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Gordon Parks Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Scott trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Overland Park to Fort Scott by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Fort Scott, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at David Traylor Zoo of Emporia, then steep yourself in history at Chase County Courthouse, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Council Grove Reservoir.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Emporia vacation maker.

You can drive from Fort Scott to Emporia in 2.5 hours. June in Emporia sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) 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. On the 28th (Mon), meet the residents at Safari Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Caney travel route builder website.

Getting from Emporia to Caney by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Caney are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Caney

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your trip

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.