3 days in Rockford & Platteville Itinerary

3 days in Rockford & Platteville Itinerary

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Rockford
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Platteville
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Rockford

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Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rockford online travel route planner.

Chicago to Rockford is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will leave for Platteville on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Rockford

Parks

Platteville

— 1 night
Platteville is the largest city in Grant County in southwestern Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The House on the Rock, admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then stop by Arcadia Books.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Platteville road trip website.

Drive from Rockford to Platteville in 2 hours. May in Platteville sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Platteville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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