29 days in Chicago, Springfield & Tulsa Itinerary

29 days in Chicago, Springfield & Tulsa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Train to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 10 nights
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Springfield
— 8 nights
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Tulsa
— 10 nights
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Chicago

— 10 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford) and Historical Auto Attractions (in Roscoe). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to The Magnificent Mile.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago attractions planning app.

Durham, UK to Chicago is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Durham in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Springfield

— 8 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Lake of The Woods County Park (in Mahomet), Urbana (Meadowbrook Park & Idea Garden) and Atlanta (Memories: Route 66 Museum, Atlanta Public Library, &more). There's still lots to do: get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, explore the activities along Lake Lou Yaeger, stroll through Lincoln Memorial Garden, and go for a walk through Grand View Drive.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Tulsa.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulsa

— 10 nights

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tulsa: Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home (in Oologah), Claremore (Claremore Lake & Will Rogers Memorial Museum) and Oklahoma City (St. Joseph Old Cathedral, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Safari Zoological Park, examine the collection at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, make a trip to McJerry 66 Gallerie, and admire the natural beauty at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulsa tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Springfield to Tulsa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Tulsa is a bit warmer than Springfield - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips