18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 4 nights
3
Rockford
— 3 nights
4
Springfield
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to Lincoln Park and The Magnificent Milefor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and take an in-depth tour of Chicago History Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

South Bend
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

4
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Cantigny Park and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Get some historical perspective at Riverwalk Lot and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Explore Naperville's surroundings by going to Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, examine the collection at Batavia Depot Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Friends of the Viking Ship.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Naperville sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utica, Batavia, Cantigny Park, Volo Auto Museum, IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

3
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Let the collections at Discovery Center Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Anderson Japanese Gardens and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: Geneva Lake (in Lake Geneva), Thomson Causeway Recreation Area (in Thomson) and Galena (Thunder Bay Falls & Horseshoe Mound). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Naperville to Rockford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Rockford, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Galena, Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum
Geneva Lake ©
Geneva Lake

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Lincolns New Salem State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and Rockcliffe Mansion. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Springfield vacation builder.

Getting from Rockford to Springfield by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Springfield sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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