24 days in Chicago, Tucson & Oklahoma Itinerary

24 days in Chicago, Tucson & Oklahoma Itinerary

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24 days in Chicago, Tucson & Oklahoma Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Tucson
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Tulsa
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Milan

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Silver Beach Carousel and Maggie Daley Park. Attractions like Silver Beach County Park and Discovery Center Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Brookfield Zoo (in Brookfield), Fair Oaks Farms (in Fair Oaks) and Albanese Candy Factory (in Merrillville). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Mon) at Six Flags Great America. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, ponder the design of Crown Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip website .

Milan, Italy to Chicago is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In July in Chicago, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

South Bend, Rockford, Saint Joseph, Six Flags Great America, Brookfield Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

6
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kitt Peak National Observatory and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Lemmon and Reid Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Biosphere 2 (in Oracle), Tombstone (Bird Cage Theatre, O.K. Corral, & more) and The Thing (in Benson). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, don't miss a visit to Vista Sun Wheel, get great views at Gates Pass, and get a new perspective on nature at International Wildlife Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planner .

Fly from Chicago to Tucson in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Tucson: highs are around 41°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tombstone, The Thing, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Mount Lemmon, Biosphere 2
Highlights from your plan
Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Biosphere 2 ©
Biosphere 2

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Explore hidden gems such as Science Museum Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Zoo. Kids will enjoy Museum of Osteology and Stafford Air & Space Museum. When in Oklahoma City, make a side trip to see Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, take a stroll through Bricktown, pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City day trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Oklahoma City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in August, expect nights in Oklahoma City to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tulsa.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Old Round Barn, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Stafford Air & Space Museum
Highlights from your plan
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology

4
nights
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Step off the beaten path and head to Oklahoma Aquarium and Gilcrease Museum. Attractions like Tulsa Zoo and USS Batfish make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tulsa: Will Rogers Memorial Museum (in Claremore), Pawhuska (Immaculate Conception Church & The Pioneer Woman Mercantile) and Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve (in Bartlesville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, examine the collection at Woody Guthrie Center, don't miss a visit to Blue Whale of Catoosa, and admire the landmark architecture of Boston Avenue Methodist Church.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tulsa trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Tulsa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pawhuska, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Blue Whale of Catoosa, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, USS Batfish
Highlights from your plan
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art
Oklahoma Aquarium ©
Oklahoma Aquarium
Tulsa Zoo ©
Tulsa Zoo

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