22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, wander the streets of The Loop, get your game on at The Escape Game Chicago, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Chicago reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Volo Auto Museum and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Do your shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets and Woodfield Mall. Explore Naperville's surroundings by going to Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot, identify plant and animal life at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve, and brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naperville trip planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Cantigny Park, Volo Auto Museum, Chicago Premium Outlets, Woodfield Mall
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Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

5
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Geneva Lake Shore Path and Franklin Creek Grist Mill. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery. Explore Rockford's surroundings by going to Fenelon Place Elevator Co. (in Dubuque), University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum (in Madison) and Galena (Spas, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., &more). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens and sample the tasty concoctions at New Glarus Brewing Company.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rockford trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Galena, Geneva Lake Shore Path, New Glarus Brewing Company, Franklin Creek Grist Mill, Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company

2
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. On the 17th (Wed), hike along Constitution Trail, thenexamine the collection at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, and then make a trip to Route 66 Shield Mural. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Wheels O' Time Museum, thenexamine the collection at Caterpillar Visitors Center, thenexplore and take pictures at Grand View Drive, and finally admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bloomington sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Rockford to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Atlanta Public Library, Wheels O' Time Museum
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wheels O' Time Museum ©
Wheels O' Time Museum

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Dana-Thomas House and Old State Capitol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lincoln Memorial Garden and Adams Wildlife Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, walk around Union Square Park, get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, and learn about all things military at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bloomington to Springfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Highlights from your plan
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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