10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Springfield
— Few hours
2
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
3
Williamstown
— 2 nights
4
Louisville
— 3 nights
5
Fairdale
— 1 night

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Springfield tour itinerary planning tool.

Oak Creek to Springfield is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Oak Creek in May, expect Springfield to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castlewood State Park and Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site. It doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo and take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis visit planner.

Getting from Springfield to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Castlewood State Park
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Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site ©
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
Castlewood State Park ©
Castlewood State Park

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at William Arnold Log House, and then see the interesting displays at Ark Encounter.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williamstown online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Williamstown takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Williamstown. In May in Williamstown, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site ©
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
William Arnold Log House ©
William Arnold Log House

3
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Get some cultural insight at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Historic Locust Grove. Take a break from the city and head to Louisville Mega Cavern and Lincoln State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Hodgenville (The Lincoln Museum & Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Speed Art Museum, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park.

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

You can drive from Williamstown to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Louisville are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Fairdale.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Hodgenville, Lincoln State Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
The Speed Art Museum ©
The Speed Art Museum

1
night
Fairdale

Fairdale ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): have fun at Knob Creek Gun Range and then contemplate the long history of Civil War Fort Duffield. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fairdale trip planning tool.

Fairdale is just a short distance from Louisville. In May, daily temperatures in Fairdale can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fairdale

Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

West Point
Highlights from your plan
Jefferson Memorial Forest ©
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Civil War Fort Duffield ©
Civil War Fort Duffield
Knob Creek Gun Range ©
Knob Creek Gun Range

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