26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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 Richard H. Driehaus Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Chicago Cultural Center and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Wilmette to see Baha'i House of Worship about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by The Magnificent Mile, trek along Lakefront Trail, walk around Millennium Park, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago driving holiday 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Chicago at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Baha'i House of Worship
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
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 get to explore Volo Auto Museum and Cantigny Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riverwalk Lot and Starved Rock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg), St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift (in Saint Charles) and Matthiessen State Park (in Utica). Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets, look for all kinds of wild species at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, and admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naperville trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Volo Auto Museum, Woodfield Mall, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chazen Museum of Art and Discovery Center Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulysses S. Grant Home and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockford: Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery (in Hanover) and Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Spas). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip builder app.

Drive from Naperville to Rockford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Galena, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Chazen Museum of Art, Rocky Waters Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Chazen Museum of Art ©
Chazen Museum of Art

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Visit Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloomington: Peoria (Peoria Holocaust Memorial & Grand View Drive), Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum, IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, &more) and Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, and hike along Constitution Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bloomington attractions planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. June in Bloomington sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Dana-Thomas House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rockcliffe Mansion and Korean War National Museum. Take a break from Springfield with a short trip to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, walk around Union Square Park, and see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Springfield online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bloomington to Springfield in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Lincolns New Salem State Park, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
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

3
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): head outdoors with Rent One Park and then admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits, admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, and then do a tasting at Purple Toad Winery.

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

Traveling by car from Springfield to Marion takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marion

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paducah, Giant City State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rent One Park ©
Rent One Park
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery