10 days in Kansas Itinerary

10 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas planner
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Overland Park
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Dodge City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 2 nights
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Topeka
— 1 night
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Overland Park — 2 nights

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Attractions like Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead and Museum at Prairiefire make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, stop by Moon Marble Company, join the crowd at Kansas Speedway, and stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Overland Park trip planner.

Indianapolis to Overland Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wichita.
Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Wichita — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains and then meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Wichita online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Wichita takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Dodge City.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Dodge City — 2 nights

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Trail Tracks, then take an in-depth tour of Boot Hill Museum, and then hike along Dodge City Trail of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame and then examine the collection at The Big Well.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dodge City vacation planner.

Drive from Wichita to Dodge City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Dodge City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Abilene.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Abilene — 2 nights

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, and then contemplate the long history of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heritage Center of Dickinson County and then admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Abilene holiday app.

Drive from Dodge City to Abilene in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Topeka.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Topeka — 1 night

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, then see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Kansas Children's Discovery Center and then don't miss a visit to Massachusetts Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Topeka road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Topeka takes 1.5 hours. In September in Topeka, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Kansas travel guide

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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.