3 days in Illinois Itinerary

3 days in Illinois Itinerary

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3 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Moline
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Galena
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Rock Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Moline

1
day
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. On the 21st (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, then take in the exciting artwork at Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, then view the masterpieces at River Bend Gallery, and finally look for gifts at FiberWild!.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galena online trip itinerary maker .

Moline to Galena is an approximately 2-hour car ride. When traveling from Moline in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galena: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rock Island.

Things to do in Galena

Shopping Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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FiberWild! ©
FiberWild!
Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery ©
River Bend Gallery ©
River Bend Gallery

1
night
Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at John Deere Store, pause for some photo ops at Atomic Cannon, then admire all the interesting features of Quad City Botanical Center, and finally try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rock Island day trip website .

Getting from Galena to Rock Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Galena in April: highs in Rock Island hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Rock Island

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

John Deere Store
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Quad City Botanical Center ©
Quad City Botanical Center
John Deere Store ©
John Deere Store
Atomic Cannon ©
Atomic Cannon

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, and finally stop by Scheels.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield attractions website .

Drive from Rock Island to Springfield in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Shopping
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Edwards Place Historic Home ©
Edwards Place Historic Home
Scheels ©
Scheels
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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