14 days in Illinois Itinerary

14 days in Illinois Itinerary

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14 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Podgorica
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Galena
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Rock Island
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Arthur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Podgorica

3
nights
Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Explore hidden gems such as Blaum Bros. Distilling Co and Ulysses S. Grant Home. Head to Galena Canning Company and Elizabeth's Grand Antique Co.for plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard, tee off at The General at Eagle Ridge, stop by Root Beer Revelry, and see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Galena travel itinerary planner.

Podgorica, Montenegro to Galena is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Podgorica to Galena. In April in Galena, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rock Island.

Things to do in Galena

#Shopping, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery, Elizabeth's Grand Antique Co.
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Galena Canning Company ©
Galena Canning Company
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

few
hours
Rock Island

Rock Island
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rock Island online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Galena to Rock Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Rock Island

#Casinos, #Fun & Games

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Do your shopping at Scheels and White Oaks Mall. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and Old State Capitol. Change things up with a short trip to Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, get lost in a book at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and learn about winemaking at Walnut Street Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield journey app .

You can drive from Rock Island to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Springfield are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arthur.

Things to do in Springfield

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Walnut Street Winery, Lincoln Heritage Museum
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Lincoln Heritage Museum ©
Lincoln Heritage Museum
Walnut Street Winery ©
Walnut Street Winery

few
hours
Arthur

Arthur ©
Arthur is a village in Douglas and Moultrie counties in Illinois; Arthur's primary street, Vine Street, is the county line. On the 25th (Wed), get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Tuscola and then look for gifts at Beachy's Bulk Foods.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Arthur attractions planning website .

You can drive from Springfield to Arthur in 1.5 hours. In April in Arthur, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pontiac.

Things to do in Arthur

#Shopping

Side Trip

Outlets at Tuscola
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Beachy's Bulk Foods ©
Beachy's Bulk Foods
Outlets at Tuscola ©
Outlets at Tuscola

1
night
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, and then examine the collection at International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pontiac using our trip planner.

You can drive from Arthur to Pontiac in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Pontiac

#Museums
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3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. Step off the beaten path and head to Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co. and Macy's on State Street. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chicago travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pontiac to Chicago takes 2 hours. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Shopping, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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