34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Pontiac
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Casey
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Nauvoo
— 2 nights
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Rock Island
— 1 night
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Galena
— 3 nights
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Rockford
— 2 nights
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Utica
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Minocqua
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
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Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of the Gilding Arts, ponder the world of politics at Livingston County Courthouse, then examine the collection at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, then make a trip to Route 66 Shield Mural, and finally see the interesting displays at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Standard Oil Gas Station, see the interesting displays at International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum, then learn about all things military at Livingston County War Museum, and finally walk around Humiston Woods Nature Center.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pontiac journey planner.

Manila, Philippines to Pontiac is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manila to Pontiac, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in August; daily highs in Pontiac reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Casey.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Livingston County Courthouse ©
Livingston County Courthouse
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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Casey

Casey ©
Casey is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to The World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook, appreciate the history behind The Big Yardstick, look for gifts at Casey's Candy Depot, don't miss a visit to World's Largest Mailbox, then make a trip to World's Largest Rocking Chair, and finally make a trip to World Largest Wind Chime. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heath Candy Bar Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Trail State Park, then make a trip to World's Largest Pitchfork, and finally make a trip to Giant Bird Cage.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Casey online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pontiac to Casey in 3 hours. In August in Casey, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Casey

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

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Lincoln Trail State Park ©
Lincoln Trail State Park
World's Largest Pitchfork ©
World's Largest Pitchfork

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, then steep yourself in history at Old State Capitol, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home, and finally walk around Union Square Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield day trip site.

Traveling by car from Casey to Springfield takes 2.5 hours. In August in Springfield, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Illinois State Capitol ©
Illinois State Capitol
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

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Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, take an in-depth tour of Rheinberger House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Nauvoo. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carthage Jail, and then walk around Spring Lake Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nauvoo holiday planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Nauvoo in 3 hours. In August in Nauvoo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rock Island.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple
Spring Lake Park ©
Spring Lake Park

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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 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Quad City Botanical Center, take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and then try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rock Island day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nauvoo to Rock Island. In August in Rock Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Rock Island

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

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Quad City Botanical Center ©
Quad City Botanical Center
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

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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. Explore hidden gems such as National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.. Step out of Galena to go to Dubuque and see Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Root Beer Revelry.

Plan trip to Galena with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rock Island to Galena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Galena

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Grant Park ©
Grant Park
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): let little ones run wild at CAMDEN Playground and then admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens. On your second day here, trek along Stone Bridge Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Raven's Wish Gallery, and then stroll through Jane Addams Recreation Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rockford trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Galena to Rockford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Utica.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games

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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
CAMDEN Playground ©
CAMDEN Playground
Raven's Wish Gallery ©
Raven's Wish Gallery

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Utica

Utica ©
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Starved Rock State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, and then learn about winemaking at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Utica online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rockford to Utica in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. In September in Utica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Utica

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Silver Beach County Park and Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Venture out of the city with trips to South Bend (University of Notre Dame & Basilica of the Sacred Heart), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Silver Beach Carousel (in Saint Joseph). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago route planner.

Drive from Utica to Chicago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel

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Madison

Madison ©

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Madison Public Library, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then immerse yourself in nature at Governor Dodge State Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madison road trip planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Madison in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Chicago in September, Madison is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Witches Gulch, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, and finally look for gifts at Goody Goody Gum Drop. Keep things going the next day: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. September in Wisconsin Dells sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Minocqua.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation

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Minocqua

Minocqua ©
Minocqua is a town in northwestern Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 14th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Rocky Reef Brewing Company, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Waters Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Georges W. Brown Jr Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and then kick back and relax at Little Star Beach Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Minocqua online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Minocqua takes 3 hours. In September in Minocqua, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Minocqua

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Turtle Flambeau Flowage ©
Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center ©
Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center
Little Star Beach Park ©
Little Star Beach Park

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Fish Creek

Fish Creek ©
Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get your game on at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, stop by Door County Creamery, then stroll around Cave Point County Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Newport State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fish Creek trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Minocqua to Fish Creek in 4 hours. In September in Fish Creek, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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Newport State Park ©
Newport State Park
Peninsula State Park ©
Peninsula State Park
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Mini Golf

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 18th (Wed), catch a live event at Miller Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bookworm Gardens, and then look for gifts at The Chocolate Chisel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally stroll around Henry Maier Festival Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip builder site.

You can drive from Fish Creek to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fish Creek in September since evenings lows in Milwaukee dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

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Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
SC Johnson Headquarters ©
SC Johnson Headquarters

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