5 days in Des Moines & Oklahoma City Itinerary

5 days in Des Moines & Oklahoma City Itinerary

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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
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Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 23rd (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, take a stroll through East Village, and then make a splash at Adventureland. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Des Moines sightseeing planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Des Moines. July in Des Moines sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Oklahoma City

— 3 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
When in Oklahoma City, make a side trip to see Turner Falls Park in Davis, approximately Davis away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, take a stroll through Bricktown, and admire the natural beauty at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Oklahoma City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Des Moines in July: highs in Oklahoma City hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

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