11 days in East Peoria & Amherst Itinerary

11 days in East Peoria & Amherst Itinerary

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Fly to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Drive to East Peoria
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East Peoria
— 4 nights
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Drive to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Fly to Bradley International Airport, Drive to Amherst
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Amherst
— 6 nights
Drive to Bradley International Airport, Fly to San Diego

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East Peoria — 4 nights

East Peoria is a city in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States. Get some cultural insight at David Davis Mansion State Historic Site and Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Constitution Trail and Forest Park Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Paul Bunyon Statue (in Atlanta), Mackinaw Valley Vineyard (in Mackinaw) and McLean County Museum of History (in Bloomington). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at River Trail of Illinois, examine the collection at Wheels O' Time Museum, try your luck at Par-A-Dice Casino, and sample the fine beverages at J.K. Williams Distilling.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our East Peoria trip itinerary app.

San Diego to East Peoria is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to East Peoria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in East Peoria are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amherst.
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Amherst — 6 nights

Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. Take a break from the city and head to Norwottuck Rail Trail and Quabbin Reservoir. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Deerfield and Amherst College Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Amherst side-trips: Balderdash Cellars (in Richmond), Pittsfield (Berkshire Museum & Balderdash Cellars) and Hardwick Vineyard and Winery (in Ware). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Amherst Farm Winery, admire the majestic nature at Mount Tom State Reservation, explore the activities along Puffer's Pond, and relax and rejuvenate at Elements Hot Tub Spa.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amherst trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from East Peoria to Amherst. Traveling from East Peoria to Amherst, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from East Peoria in July, Amherst is slightly colder at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Wineries
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