5 days in Wichita, Overland Park & Des Moines Itinerary

5 days in Wichita, Overland Park & Des Moines Itinerary

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Wichita
— 1 night
2
Overland Park
— 2 nights
3
Des Moines
— 1 night

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Wichita

Wichita ©
On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Great Plains Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures and then see the interesting displays at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wichita road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Wichita. In August, daytime highs in Wichita are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Overland Park.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Great Plains Nature Center ©
Great Plains Nature Center
Museum of World Treasures ©
Museum of World Treasures

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nights
Overland Park

Overland Park ©
Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, thenwander the streets of Massachusetts Street, and then steep yourself in history at Old West Lawrence. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead, and then get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Overland Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Wichita to Overland Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Overland Park

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lawrence, Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway
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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead ©
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
Massachusetts Street
Massachusetts Street
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens ©

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, thenponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Des Moines online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Overland Park to Des Moines takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Des Moines are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Trails

Side Trip

High Trestle Trail
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo

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