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Kansas & Oklahoma: The Heartland StatesUSA

9 day tour
from £1,945 per adult
Flights & Tax Included
  • Drive the iconic Route 66
  • Explore the museums of Wichita
  • Visit the National Route 66 Museum
  • Enjoy the scenery of Great Bend
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Kansas & Oklahoma: The Heartland States
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Kansas & Oklahoma: The Heartland States

Kansas & Oklahoma: The Heartland States

Discover The Heartland States on a fly-drive and ranch holiday to Kansas and Oklahoma. Beginning and ending at a ranch (not included in the holiday price), visit the family run Moore Ranch in Kansas, where longhorn cattle drives are a favourite of ours. End with a stay at the welcoming Island Guest Ranch in Oklahoma. Get a true taste of cowboy life in both states at these traditional ranches.

In between each ranch stay, travel the iconic Route 66 and uncover a mass of museums and live music venues in the states of Kansas & Oklahoma. 

Call us for a tailor-made quote on your preferred destinations, hotels and dates.


Day 1
Travel to Wichita
Depart the UK on your flight to Wichita, Kansas. On arrival collect your car and drive downtown to your hotel.
Day 2
Full Day To Explore Wichita
Day 3
Wichita to Great Bend (114 miles)
Journey an hour to the Fort Larned National Historic Site, dating to the 1860s, to see the authentic army post with fort. Here troops took cover and were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail.
Situated only 30 minutes from Fort Larned is Great Bend, your last stop for the day. See the iconic landscape of Kansas, the 'Prairies and Plains'. Explore the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway, Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. In Downtown Great Bend, there are two specialist walks to enjoy; the Birdhouse Art Walk and the Kansas Quilt Walk.
Day 4
Great Bend, Kansas - Wichita, Kansas (114 miles)
Travel two hours back to Wichita today to explore the city. Wichita is home to eight shopping districts, 28 art galleries and 33 museums; the Wichita Art Museum, The Museums on the River Botanica and more. There are also many evening attractions including The Music Theatre of Wichita, The Wichita Symphony Orchestra and The Wichita Grand Opera as well as restaurants and bars.
Day 5
Wichita, Kansas - Tulsa, Oklahoma (161 miles)
Travel an hour and a half to Ponca City which was once an oil city in the 1800s and a town with wealthy homes and people. Make a visit to the Marland Mansion and the Standing Bear Native American Center.
Before reaching Tulsa, spend the morning and enjoy lunch in the city of Bartlesville, home to the history and legacy of the Frank Phillips Petroleum era. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Tower & Price Tower Arts Center as well as Frank Phillips' home, a mansion built for the owner of Phillips Petroleum.
After lunch, go to the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve; a working ranch, museum and wildlife preserve displaying artefacts from tribes showcasing the cultural history of the state. Arrive in Tulsa in the late afternoon and here discover plenty of culture and entertainment. This includes the Brady Arts District, the Woody Guthrie Center, Philbrook Museum of Art and Gilcrease Museum of European and American Art. Tulsa sits beside the old Route 66 and in the evenings find a spot to listen to some live music.
Day 6
Full day To Explore Tulsa
Day 7
Tulsa - Oklahoma City (106 miles)
Before getting on the road this morning, visit the Woody Guthrie Center, one of Oklahoma's stars, Philbrook Gardens & Museum, with its impressive art collection, and the Gilcrease Museum, showcasing American West artefacts.
Drive Route 66, the Mother Road today, from Tulsa to Oklahoma City - a real highlight of your Kansas & Oklahoma fly drive holiday! En route there's plenty of places to stop including museums, the Rock Cafe, iconic Lincoln Motel and of course the Route 66 Interpretative Centre at Chandler. For a refreshment stop, pause at POPS for an amazing variety of soda, over a hundred flavours!
Spend the rest of the afternoon in Oklahoma City and a visit to the National Cowboy and World Heritage Museum is not to be missed. In the evening, head to Bricktown's canal area where there is music and dining. For something active, go kayaking and canoeing at the centre in the Boathouse District. There's even a Banjo Museum here.
Day 8
Full Day To Explore Oklahoma City
Day 9
Travel Home

Whats Included

9 day tour
from £1,945 per adult
Price based on travelling in October
Price includes flights
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Car hire
Price Includes
  • International flights from the UK to Wichita, Kansas and return from Oklahoma City
  • 8 Days Intermediate sized car hire inclusive of full insurance and GPS
  • 3 nights at Hyatt Regency Wichita on a room only basis
  • 1 nights at  Best Western Angus Inn on a room only basis
  • 2 nights at Aloft Tulsa Downtown on a room only basis
  • 2 nigths at Aloft Oklahoma City on a room only basis

Tour Route Map

  1.   Wichita, Kansas
  2.   Great Bend, Kansas
  3.   Tulsa, Oklahoma
  4.   Oklahoma City

How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in USA holidays?

We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.

Why use our specialist service?

Our destination experts provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.