13 days in Kansas Itinerary

13 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Topeka
— 2 nights
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Fort Scott
— 2 nights
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Arkansas City
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 2 nights
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Cottonwood Falls
— 1 night
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Junction City
— 1 night
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Manhattan
— 3 nights
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Topeka — 2 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. When in Topeka, make a side trip to see Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, approximately Lawrence away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, steep yourself in history at Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, ponder the world of politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Topeka trip planner.

Shawnee to Topeka is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Scott.
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Fort Scott — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Scott National Cemetery and then examine the collection at Big Brutus. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Scott National Historic Site and then examine the collection at Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes.

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You can drive from Topeka to Fort Scott in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Fort Scott, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arkansas City.
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Arkansas City — 1 night

Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, Kansas, United States, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut rivers in the southwestern part of the county. You've now added Cowley County Waterfall to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cowley County Waterfall, try your luck at Native Lights Casino, and then try your luck at First Council Casino.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Arkansas City trip maker tool.

Getting from Fort Scott to Arkansas City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Arkansas City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wichita.
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Wichita — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Strataca and then admire the natural beauty at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Sedgwick County Zoo and then don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Wichita online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Arkansas City to Wichita in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cottonwood Falls.
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Cottonwood Falls — 1 night

Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cottonwood Falls travel route builder website.

Drive from Wichita to Cottonwood Falls in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cottonwood Falls can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Junction City.
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Junction City — 1 night

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area. On the 21st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Geary State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Junction City holiday builder app.

You can drive from Cottonwood Falls to Junction City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Manhattan.
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Manhattan — 3 nights

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Manhattan is known for fun & games, adventure, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get curious at Flint Hills Discovery Center, walk around Manhattan City Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Wamego City Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kansas State University Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manhattan attractions planning site.

Manhattan is very close to Junction City. In June, daytime highs in Manhattan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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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.
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