22 days in Illinois Itinerary

22 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Galena
— 3 nights
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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Utica
— 2 nights
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Peoria
— 3 nights
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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Galena: Stockton Heritage Museum (in Stockton), Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area (in Fulton) and Jumer's Casino Rock Island (in Rock Island). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galena online itinerary planner.

Richmond to Galena is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Richmond to Galena, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Richmond in July, expect Galena to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rockford.

Things to do in Galena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stockton Heritage Museum ©
Stockton Heritage Museum
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

3
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Freeport (Oscar Taylor Home, Krape Park, &more) and Jonamac Orchard (in Malta). There's more to do: examine the collection at Historical Auto Attractions and admire the natural beauty at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rockford trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Galena to Rockford in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Rockford sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Utica.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
Historical Auto Attractions ©
Historical Auto Attractions
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens

2
nights
Utica

Utica ©
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Westclox Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Matthiessen State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park, and finally do a tasting at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, make a trip to Route 66 Shield Mural, then examine the collection at Museum of the Gilding Arts, then get a sense of history and politics at Livingston County Courthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Utica fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Rockford to Utica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In July in Utica, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Peoria.

Things to do in Utica

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

3
nights
Peoria

Peoria ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peoria: Bloomington (Evergreen Memorial Cemetery & David Davis Mansion State Historic Site).

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Peoria road trip planner.

Getting from Utica to Peoria by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Peoria, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wheels O' Time Museum ©
Wheels O' Time Museum
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site ©
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery ©
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Get out of town with these interesting Springfield side-trips: Allerton Park & Retreat Center (in Monticello), Lincolns New Salem State Park (in Petersburg) and Great Rivers Scenic Route (in Alton). There's lots more to do: get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Peoria to Springfield takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

6
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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Chicago sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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