31 days in Seattle & Wichita Itinerary

31 days in Seattle & Wichita Itinerary

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31 days in Seattle & Wichita Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 17 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Wichita
— 12 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

17
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: PowellsWood, A Northwest Garden (in Federal Way), Heronswood Garden (in Kingston) and Lower Big Quilcene Trail (in Olympic National Park). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip planner .

New York City to Seattle is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 61°F in Seattle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Mukilteo, Edmonds, Sequim, Bellevue
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 13:
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

12
nights
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Wichita: Safari Zoological Park (in Caney), Bartlett Arboretum (in Belle Plaine) and Hubbles Rubble (in Howard). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Marland Estate, see the interesting displays at Strataca, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Hillboro Museums.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wichita online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Wichita in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Wichita due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Wichita to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 62°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hutchinson, El Dorado, Great Bend, Wellington, Salina
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 26:
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Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Strataca ©
Strataca
Sedgwick County Zoo ©
Sedgwick County Zoo

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