10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Shelbyville
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
West Branch
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Helsinki


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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Lincoln Park. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, wander the streets of The Loop, and shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago day trip planning site .

Helsinki, Finland to Chicago is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Helsinki to Chicago. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
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Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

1
day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Lovers Leap has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), get outside with Lovers Leap, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Air Combat Museum, then don't miss a visit to Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Washington Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Springfield driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Kansas City to Springfield in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kansas City in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Springfield, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shelbyville.

Things to do in Springfield

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lovers Leap
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lovers Leap ©
Lovers Leap

few
hours
Shelbyville

Shelbyville
Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Illinois, along the Kaskaskia River. For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shelbyville route planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Shelbyville in 1.5 hours. In November in Shelbyville, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Shelbyville

Parks Beaches Outdoors

3
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, look and learn at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, then contemplate the long history of Union Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Holladay Distillery, do a tasting at Jowler Creek Winery, and then sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co..

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Traveling by car from Shelbyville to Kansas City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Kansas City are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to West Branch.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Jowler Creek Winery, Holladay Distillery
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Union Station ©
Union Station
Holladay Distillery ©
Holladay Distillery
Jowler Creek Winery ©
Jowler Creek Winery

1
night
West Branch

West Branch ©
West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. On the 16th (Sat), get lost in a book at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, and then grab your bike and head to Terry Trueblood Recreational Area.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our West Branch tour planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to West Branch in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in November; daily highs in West Branch reach 11°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in West Branch

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Terry Trueblood Recreational Area
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1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
On the 17th (Sun), kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online route builder .

Traveling by car from West Branch to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Branch in November, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Oak Street Beach ©
Oak Street Beach
Holy Name Cathedral ©
Holy Name Cathedral

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