8 days in Kansas Itinerary

8 days in Kansas Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kansas vacation planner

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Make it your trip
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Topeka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Abilene
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hays
— 2 nights
Drive
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Overland Park
— 1 night
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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. Appreciate the collections at Combat Air Museum and Kansas Children's Discovery Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cedar Crest and Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. Take a break from Topeka with a short trip to Konza Prairie Research Natural Area in Junction City, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ward-Meade Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Topeka trip planner.

Newark to Topeka is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Topeka

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Abilene

— 2 nights
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, and then explore the galleries of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abilene tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Topeka to Abilene by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Hays.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites
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Hays

— 2 nights
Hays is a city in and the county seat of Ellis County, Kansas, United States. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort Hays State Historic Site and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Fidelis Church.

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Traveling by car from Abilene to Hays takes 2 hours. October in Hays sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Overland Park.

Things to do in Hays

Historic Sites · Museums

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Overland Park

— 1 night
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Overland Park online road trip planner.

Getting from Hays to Overland Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Overland Park

Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.