22 days in Illinois Itinerary

22 days in Illinois Itinerary

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22 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Crystal Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galena
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Harrisburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Springfield
— 5 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
5
Chicago
— 8 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New Delhi


2
nights
Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake ©
Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County in the U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Volo Bog State Natural Area and then identify plant and animal life at Three Oaks Recreation Area.

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

New Delhi, India to Crystal Lake is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in April, with highs in Crystal Lake at 19°C and lows at 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Crystal Lake

Parks Wildlife Wineries

Side Trips

Volo Bog State Natural Area, Northwestern Medicine Field, Lynfred Winery
Highlights from your plan
Three Oaks Recreation Area ©
Three Oaks Recreation Area
Lynfred Winery ©
Lynfred Winery
Northwestern Medicine Field ©
Northwestern Medicine Field

4
nights
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. Explore Galena's surroundings by going to Apple River Canyon State Park (in Apple River), Mississippi Palisades State Park (in Savanna) and Thomson Causeway Recreation Area (in Thomson). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, learn about winemaking at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery, sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co, and admire the majestic nature at Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galena day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Crystal Lake to Galena takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Galena

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery, Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Apple River Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Mississippi Palisades State Park ©
Mississippi Palisades State Park
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Thomson Causeway Recreation Area ©
Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

1
night
Harrisburg

Harrisburg
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Harrisburg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galena to Harrisburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Galena in April, with highs in Harrisburg at 23°C and lows at 9°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks Wildlife

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Venture out of the city with trips to BEER NUTS (in Bloomington), Alma Mater (in Urbana) and Champaign Public Library (in Champaign). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden, steep yourself in history at Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and cool off at Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Harrisburg to Springfield in 3.5 hours. In April in Springfield, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Champaign Public Library, Alma Mater, BEER NUTS
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Oak Street Beach and Foster Avenue Beach. When in Chicago, make a side trip to see Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Springfield to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Springfield in April, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Park, Willow Crest Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Oak Street Beach ©
Oak Street Beach

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