30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 5 nights
4
Bloomington
— 4 nights
5
Springfield
— 5 nights
6
Effingham
— 2 nights
7
Marion
— 4 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 will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Park. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center, stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and buy something for everyone on your list at Water Tower Place.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
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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

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pioneer Sholes Historic Site (in Saint Charles) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). There's still lots to do: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets and admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naperville online journey builder.

Getting from Chicago to Naperville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naperville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Chicago Premium Outlets, Pioneer Sholes Historic Site, Volo Auto Museum
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

5
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulysses S. Grant Home and Burpee Museum of Natural History. Appreciate the collections at National Mustard Museum and Discovery Center Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Galena (Spas, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., &more) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens and examine the collection at Historical Auto Attractions.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rockford tour itinerary maker.

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. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Galena, Historical Auto Attractions, Geneva Lake Shore Path, National Mustard Museum
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Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

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nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail. Get some cultural insight at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Livingston County War Museum. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap), Pontiac (IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, Route 66 Shield Mural, &more) and Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, and stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rockford to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Rockcliffe Mansion and Illinois State Military Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Edwards Place Historic Home. Step out of Springfield with an excursion to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, brush up on your military savvy at Korean War National Museum, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Springfield day trip site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill, thentrek along TREC Calico Trail, thendo a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Big Yardstick, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Shelbyville.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Effingham trip planning app.

You can drive from Springfield to Effingham in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Effingham are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Big Yardstick, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Lake Shelbyville
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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum ©
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden of the Gods and Purple Toad Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Paducah Riverwalk (in Paducah) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Rent One Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marion trip planner.

You can drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Marion

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park
Highlights from your plan
Rent One Park ©
Rent One Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum