12 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

12 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

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Metropolis
— 4 nights
2
Carbondale
— 7 nights

4
nights
Metropolis

Metropolis ©
Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Metropolis side-trips: White Crane Canoe Rentals & Guide Service (in Ullin), Cave-in-Rock State Park (in Cave in Rock) and Rim Rock Recreation Trail (in Golconda). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue, explore the activities along Cache River State Natural Area, stop by The Chocolate Factory, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Massac State Park.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Metropolis driving holiday planning app.

Chicago to Metropolis is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. July in Metropolis sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Metropolis

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Golconda, Vienna, White Crane Canoe Rentals & Guide Service, Cave-in-Rock State Park, Cache River State Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Superman Statue ©
Superman Statue
Cave-in-Rock State Park ©
Cave-in-Rock State Park
White Crane Canoe Rentals & Guide Service ©

7
nights
Carbondale

Carbondale ©
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Boo Rochman Memorial Park and The Science Center Of Southern Illinois. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carbondale: Harrisburg (Harrisburg Township Park District & Garden of the Gods), Ferne Clyffe State Park (in Goreville) and Bald Knob Cross of Peace (in Alto Pass). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, stroll around Fort Defiance Park, admire the natural beauty at Mandala Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Lake Murphysboro State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carbondale day trip planner.

You can drive from Metropolis to Carbondale in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Carbondale are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Makanda, Marion, Alto Pass, Harrisburg, Cobden
Highlights from your plan
Boo Rochman Memorial Park ©
Boo Rochman Memorial Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour ©
Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour

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