31 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Peoria
— 2 nights
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati
— 6 nights
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Richmond
— 4 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Saint Peters
— 2 nights
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Chicago — 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Holy Name Cathedral and Chicago Botanic Garden. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville), Milwaukee (Basilica of St. Josaphat & North Point Water Tower) and Timber Hill Winery (in Milton). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, admire the natural beauty at Lincoln Park Conservatory, and examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Chicago is minus 7 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Peoria.
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Peoria — 2 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Starved Rock State Park and Peoria Riverfront Museum. Go for a jaunt from Peoria to Ottawa to see Allen Park about 1h 25 min away.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Peoria trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Peoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Peoria can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.
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Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Clegg Memorial Garden and then examine the collection at Seiberling Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at People's Brewing Company.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lafayette vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Peoria to Lafayette in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.
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Bloomington — 4 nights

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indiana University and Oliver Winery. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Monroe County History Center and Research Library, relax and rejuvenate at Tranquil Vibe Day Spa, view the masterpieces at By Hand Gallery, and do a tasting at Butler Winery.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington road trip planning website.

You can drive from Lafayette to Bloomington in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 6 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore hidden gems such as Ghost & Vampire Tours and Carillon Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, take in nature's colorful creations at Krohn Conservatory, try your luck at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and get to know the fascinating history of Mount Adams.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip planning site.

You can drive from Bloomington to Cincinnati in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 4 nights

Richmond is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Limestone Branch Distillery and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Chenault Vineyards, make a trip to Richmond Area Arts Center, look for gifts at Tater Knob Pottery and Farm, and stroll around Battlefield Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond tour itinerary app.

Drive from Cincinnati to Richmond in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Richmond when traveling from Cincinnati in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 nights

Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Miller House and Garden and Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Columbus: Madison (Trinity United Methodist Church & History Center). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Hard Truth Distilling Co., look for gifts at The Wild Olive, see the interesting displays at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Columbus trip planning site.

You can drive from Richmond to Columbus in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Richmond in December, with highs in Columbus at 5°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Saint Peters.
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Saint Peters — 2 nights

St. On the 30th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Mid Rivers Mall, look for gifts at The White Hare, and then brush up on your military savvy at St. Charles County Veterans Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Peters online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Columbus to Saint Peters takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Saint Peters is minus 1 hour. December in Saint Peters sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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