12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Rockford
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Bridgman
— 2 nights
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Rockford

— 2 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Anderson Japanese Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park and then hike along Jane Addams Recreation Trail. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, then have fun at Rockford Riverhawks Baseball, and finally experience rural life at Jonamac Orchard.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockford tour itinerary maker app.

Chicago to Rockford is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Navy Pier, Field Museum, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Buckingham Fountain and Six Flags Great America. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and walk around Millennium Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bridgman.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bridgman

— 2 nights
Bridgman is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bridgman trip builder site.

You can drive from Chicago to Bridgman in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Bridgman. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Bridgman dip to 58°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Bridgman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. You've now added Chicago Botanic Garden to your itinerary. On the 9th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Discovery Center and then go for a walk through Chicago Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Elawa Farm, then delve into the lush surroundings at Lake County Forest Preserves, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Grant Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bridgman to Glencoe takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bridgman to Glencoe is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Glencoe can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.