10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oak Creek
Drive:  5​h
1
Springfield
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Williamstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Louisville
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Fairdale
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: Oak Creek

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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): take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and then admire all the interesting features of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Springfield day trip tool .

Oak Creek to Springfield is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oak Creek in May, with highs in Springfield at 76°F and lows at 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
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3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and Castlewood State Park. 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.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis day trip planner .

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Castlewood State Park
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Castlewood State Park
Castlewood State Park
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

2
nights
Williamstown

Williamstown
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): immerse yourself in 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 other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Williamstown vacation app .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Williamstown in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Williamstown is 1 hour. May in Williamstown sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
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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 outdoors at Louisville Mega Cavern and Lincoln State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. When in Louisville, make a side trip to see The Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Locust Grove, try to win big at Churchill Downs, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and explore the world behind art at The Speed Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Louisville planner .

Getting from Williamstown to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. May in Louisville sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F at night. 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
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Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
The Speed Art Museum ©
The Speed Art Museum

1
night
Fairdale

Fairdale ©
Fairdale is a former census-designated place in southern Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Jefferson Memorial Forest.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fairdale online road trip planner .

Fairdale is just a stone's throw from Louisville. In May, daytime highs in Fairdale are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairdale

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

West Point
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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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