13 days in Southernmost Illinois & Omaha Itinerary

13 days in Southernmost Illinois & Omaha Itinerary

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Carbondale
— 2 nights
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Metropolis
— 3 nights
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Omaha
— 7 nights

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Carbondale side-trips: Rent One Park (in Marion) and Bald Knob Cross of Peace (in Alto Pass). There's much more to do: stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, and do a tasting at Owl Creek Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Carbondale holiday planning website.

Belleville to Carbondale is an approximately 2-hour car ride. August in Carbondale sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Metropolis.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alto Pass, Marion, Makanda, Cobden
Highlights from your plan
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Boo Rochman Memorial Park ©
Boo Rochman Memorial Park
StarView Vineyards ©
StarView Vineyards

3
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: Garden of the Gods (in Harrisburg) and Cave-in-Rock State Park (in Cave in Rock). The adventure continues: try your luck at Harrah's Metropolis, pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue, admire the majestic nature at Fort Massac State Park, and look for gifts at The Chocolate Factory.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Metropolis trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carbondale to Metropolis takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Metropolis are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Metropolis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cache River State Natural Area, The Chocolate Factory, Garden of the Gods, Cave-in-Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Superman Statue ©
Superman Statue
Super Museum ©
Super Museum

7
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Omaha side-trips: Winterset (Iowa Quilt Museum & John Wayne Birthplace & Museum), Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum (in Ashland) and Lincoln (Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial, Sunken Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Henry Doorly Zoo, shop like a local with Old Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Omaha driving holiday planner.

Getting from Metropolis to Omaha by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lincoln, Winterset, Council Bluffs, Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market