59 days in Kansas Itinerary

59 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Joplin Regional Airport, Drive to Baxter Springs
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Baxter Springs
— 5 nights
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Fort Scott
— 5 nights
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Topeka
— 8 nights
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Cottonwood Falls
— 4 nights
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Abilene
— 5 nights
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Concordia
— 5 nights
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Hays
— 5 nights
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Colby
— 4 nights
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Greensburg
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 13 nights
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Baxter Springs

— 5 nights
Baxter Springs is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States, and located along Spring River. Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum and Dalton Defenders Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rainbow Bridge and Big Brutus. Change things up with these side-trips from Baxter Springs: Pittsburg (Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park & Kansas Crossing Casino), Independence (Elk City State Park, Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo, &more) and Curious Minds Discovery Zone (in Parsons). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Galena Mining & Historical Museum, look for gifts at Cars on the Route, and make a trip to Mater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Baxter Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Baxter Springs is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Baxter Springs. Traveling from London in February, Baxter Springs is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Scott.

Things to do in Baxter Springs

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Scott

— 5 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Scott National Cemetery and Gordon Parks Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes and John Brown Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Scott: Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site (in Pleasanton), Caney (Gary's Garage Museum & Safari Zoological Park) and La Cygne Lake (in La Cygne). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, admire the majestic nature at Cross Timbers State Park, walk around Crawford State Park, and witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Scott route planner.

You can drive from Baxter Springs to Fort Scott in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Fort Scott

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Topeka

— 8 nights
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ward-Meade Park and First Presbyterian Church Topeka. Booth Family Hall of Athletics and Kansas Children's Discovery Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Leavenworth (C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, Port Leavenworth, &more), Lawrence (KU Natural History Museum, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, &more) and Atchison (Evah C. Cray Historical Home & Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, do a tasting at Prairie Fire Winery, and learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Topeka tour itinerary site.

Getting from Fort Scott to Topeka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fort Scott in February since evenings lows in Topeka dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cottonwood Falls.

Things to do in Topeka

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cottonwood Falls

— 4 nights
Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. Chase County Courthouse and Kaw Mission State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chase County Historical Society Museum and Z Bar/Spring Hill Ranch. Venture out of the city with trips to St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church (in Marion), Hillboro Museums (in Hillsboro) and Council Grove Reservoir (in Council Grove). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chase State Fishing Lake and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cottonwood Falls trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Cottonwood Falls takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Cottonwood Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Abilene

— 5 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Seelye Mansion and Greyhound Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Heritage Center of Dickinson County and Russell Stover Candy Company. Get out of town with these interesting Abilene side-trips: Fort Riley (Custer House & US Cavalry Museum), Junction City (Geary State Fishing Lake amd Wildlife Area, Atomic Cannon, &more) and Milford State Park (in Milford). There's more to do: examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Abilene online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cottonwood Falls to Abilene takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Abilene can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Concordia.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concordia

— 5 nights
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia Motherhouse and Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site. Get a sense of the local culture at The Geographic Center of the United States and WWII German POW Camp. Venture out of the city with trips to Rock City (in Minneapolis), The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine (in Cawker City) and Marysville (Marshall County Historical, Pony Express Barn & Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Cloud County Historical Museum, examine the collection at National Orphan Train Complex, appreciate the history behind Cloud County Covention & Tourism- Whole Wall Mural, and explore the galleries of Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Concordia trip builder site.

You can drive from Abilene to Concordia in 1.5 hours. In February in Concordia, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hays.

Things to do in Concordia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Hays

— 5 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Hays State Historic Site and St. Fidelis Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ellinwood Underground Tunnels and Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hays: Lucas (Garden of Eden, Grassroots Art Center, &more), Great Bend (Heartland Farm, Cheyenne Bottoms, &more) and Barbed Wire Museum (in La Crosse). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Home of Stone, appreciate the history behind World's Largest Czech Egg, get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, and see the interesting displays at Merci Boxcar.

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

You can drive from Concordia to Hays in 2.5 hours. In March in Hays, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colby.

Things to do in Hays

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colby

— 4 nights
Colby is a city in and the county seat of Thomas County, Kansas, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prairie Museum of Art & History and Fick Fossil & History Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Wallace Museum and Battle Canyon. Explore Colby's surroundings by going to St. Francis Motorcycle Museum (in Saint Francis), Scott State Park (in Scott City) and Buffalo Bill Cultural Center (in Oakley). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Prairie Dog State Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lee Richardson Zoo, and make a trip to Prairie Dog Town.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Colby attractions website.

Traveling by car from Hays to Colby takes 2 hours. In March in Colby, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Greensburg.

Things to do in Colby

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Greensburg

— 3 nights
Greensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kiowa County, Kansas, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Larned National Historic Site and Sod House Museum Complex. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Big Well and Kiowa County Historical Museum and Soda Fountain. Step out of Greensburg to go to Bucklin and see Moore Ranch, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fromme-Birney Round Barn.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greensburg vacation planner.

You can drive from Colby to Greensburg in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Greensburg can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You will leave for Wichita on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Greensburg

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wichita

— 13 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Puzzle Plex. Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum and Strataca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wichita: McPherson Opera House (in McPherson), Lindsborg (Coronado Heights, Mcpherson County Old Mill Museum, &more) and Hutchinson (Reno County Museum & Cosmosphere).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Wichita tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Greensburg to Wichita in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Shopping · 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.