18 days in Oklahoma City & Fairbanks Itinerary

18 days in Oklahoma City & Fairbanks Itinerary

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Oklahoma City — 9 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Family-friendly places like Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and Oklahoma Aquarium will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oklahoma City: Tiger Safari Zoological Park (in Tuttle), Stafford Air & Space Museum (in Weatherford) and Lost Creek Safari (in Stillwater). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, wander the wide-open spaces of Express Clydesdales, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, and wander the streets of Bricktown.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oklahoma City road trip planning app.

New York City to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Oklahoma City are a bit warmer (71°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fairbanks.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Fairbanks — 8 nights

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and University of Alaska Museum of the North. Step out of Fairbanks to go to Chena Hot Springs and see Chena Hot Springs Resort, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fly down the slopes at Moose Mountain, and stroll through Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fairbanks trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Fairbanks takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Fairbanks, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Oklahoma City in April; daily highs in Fairbanks reach 43°F and lows reach 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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