7 days in Kansas Itinerary

7 days in Kansas Itinerary

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Overland Park
— 1 day
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Topeka
— 1 night
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Abilene
— 1 night
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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Wichita
— 3 nights
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Overland Park — 1 day

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Overland Park trip itinerary builder site.

San Antonio to Overland Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Topeka.
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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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shawnee, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Topeka trip planning site.

You can drive from Overland Park to Topeka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Topeka sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Abilene.
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Abilene — 1 night

Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Abilene trip planner.

Drive from Topeka to Abilene in 1.5 hours. In September in Abilene, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dodge City.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Dodge City — 1 night

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States, named after nearby Fort Dodge. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum, appreciate the history behind Cowboy Statue On Boot Hill, and then try your luck at Boothill Casino and Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dodge City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Dodge City takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wichita.
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Wichita — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Hutchinson (Cosmosphere & Strataca).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wichita route planner.

Getting from Dodge City to Wichita by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. September in Wichita sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly 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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