30 days in Kansas Itinerary

30 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Wichita
— 7 nights
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Great Bend
— 4 nights
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Lindsborg
— 5 nights
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Concordia
— 3 nights
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Junction City
— 4 nights
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Topeka
— 6 nights
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Wichita — 7 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Wichita Art Museum and Walnut River Brewing Company. Get out of town with these interesting Wichita side-trips: Elk City State Park (in Independence), Eagle Valley Raptor Center (in Cheney) and Hutchinson (Smith's Market & Dillon Nature Center).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Wichita travel planning website.

Columbus to Wichita is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Columbus in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Wichita, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Great Bend.
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Great Bend — 4 nights

Great Bend is a city in and the county seat of Barton County, Kansas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cheyenne Bottoms and Heartland Farm. Explore Great Bend's surroundings by going to Ellis Lakeside Campground (in Ellis), Garden of Eden (in Lucas) and World's Largest Czech Egg (in Wilson). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kansas Wetlands Education Center, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Larned National Historic Site, and relax and rejuvenate at spa Rock Haven.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Bend sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Great Bend takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Great Bend can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lindsborg.
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Lindsborg — 5 nights

Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coronado Heights and Small World Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindsborg: Fort Harker Museum Complex (in Kanopolis) and Mushroom Rock State Park (in Marquette). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Wild Dala Horse Herd, examine the collection at Kansas Motorcycle Museum, contemplate the long history of Hoglund Dugout, and look for gifts at The Good Merchant.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindsborg day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Great Bend to Lindsborg takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lindsborg can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Concordia.
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Concordia — 3 nights

Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Geographic Center of the United States and The World's Largest Ball of Sisal Twine. Take a break from Concordia with a short trip to Rock City in Minneapolis, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Orphan Train Complex.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Concordia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lindsborg to Concordia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Concordia can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Junction City.
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Junction City — 4 nights

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area and Kansas State University Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Junction City: Russell Stover Candy Company (in Abilene) and Wamego City Park (in Wamego). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Milford Nature Center & Fish Hatchery, admire the masterpieces at Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Seelye Mansion, and walk around Manhattan City Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Junction City online tour planner.

You can drive from Concordia to Junction City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in November, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Topeka.
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Topeka — 6 nights

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansas Children's Discovery Center and Combat Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Topeka side-trips: Ft Leavenworth Army Installation (in Leavenworth), Lawrence (University of Kansas & Booth Family Hall of Athletics) and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum (in Atchison). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Ernie Miller Nature Center, admire the natural beauty at Ted Ensley Gardens, examine the collection at Museum of the Kansas National Guard, and let the kids burn off some steam at Lake Shawnee.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Junction City to Topeka takes an hour. November in Topeka sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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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