2 days in Elgin, Alton & Galena Itinerary

2 days in Elgin, Alton & Galena Itinerary

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Elgin
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Alton
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Galena
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Elgin

Elgin
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Elgin online road trip planner.

Chicago to Elgin is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Elgin dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Alton on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Elgin

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Parks

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Alton

Alton ©
Alton is a city on the Mississippi River in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15mi north of St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at First Unitarian Church.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alton day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Elgin to Alton. In September in Alton, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Alton

Historic Sites
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First Unitarian Church ©
First Unitarian Church

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Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, get thoroughly spooked out with The Haunted Galena Tour Company, then shop like a local with River Bend Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galena tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Alton to Galena in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Alton in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galena: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
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Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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