16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Franklin
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Hannibal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Springfield
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Dallas

5
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 Magnificent Mile and The Art Institute of Chicago. Your inner history buff will appreciate Millennium Park and Pleasant Home. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Dallas to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Franklin.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oak Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

3
nights
Franklin

Franklin ©
Franklin is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Spring Mill State Park and T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Head to Warm Glow Candle Company and Martinsville Candy Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Franklin: Indiana Theatre (in Terre Haute), Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint) and Lanier Mansion State Historic Site (in Madison). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Buskirk-Chumley Theater, do a tasting at Mallow Run Winery, ponder the world of politics at Wayne County Courthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Johnson County Museum of History.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Franklin trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to Franklin by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Franklin, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hannibal.

Things to do in Franklin

Historic Sites Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Warm Glow Candle Company, Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Martinsville Candy Kitchen, Mallow Run Winery, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
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Johnson County Museum of History ©
Johnson County Museum of History
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site ©
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

2
nights
Hannibal

Hannibal ©
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. On the 26th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Rockcliffe Mansion, don't miss a visit to Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, pause for some photo ops at Tom Sawyer' Statue, then contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, and finally see the interesting displays at Jim's Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Molly Brown Museum and Home, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverview Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wakonda State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hannibal trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Franklin to Hannibal with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Franklin to Hannibal due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Franklin in July: high temperatures in Hannibal hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Hannibal

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

9/11 Memorial, Wakonda State Park
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Wakonda State Park ©
Wakonda State Park
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dana-Thomas House and Lincoln Memorial Garden. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, cool off at Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure, admire the landmark architecture of Elijah Iles House, and take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Springfield trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Hannibal to Springfield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

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