34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Casey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nauvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Rock Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Galena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rockford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Utica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Madison
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Minocqua
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
13
Fish Creek
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
14
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Gilding Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Livingston County Courthouse, see the interesting displays 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Standard Oil Gas Station, then see the interesting displays at International Wall Dog Mural and Sign Art Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Livingston County War Museum, and finally walk around Humiston Woods Nature Center.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pontiac vacation tool .

Manila, Philippines to Pontiac is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Pontiac is minus 14 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in August: high temperatures in Pontiac hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Casey.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Standard Oil Gas Station
Highlights from your plan
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Humiston Woods Nature Center ©
Humiston Woods Nature Center

2
nights
Casey

Casey ©
Casey is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to The World's Largest Knitting Needles and Crochet Hook, go for a walk through The Big Yardstick, stop by Casey's Candy Depot, then make a trip 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: have fun and explore at Heath Candy Bar Museum, then trek along Lincoln Trail State Park, then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Pitchfork, and finally make a trip to Giant Bird Cage.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Casey road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pontiac to Casey in 3 hours. August in Casey sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 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

Side Trips

Lincoln Trail State Park, Heath Candy Bar Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Trail State Park ©
Lincoln Trail State Park
World Largest Wind Chime ©
World Largest Wind Chime
World's Largest Rocking Chair ©
World's Largest Rocking Chair

2
nights
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 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol, then don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, then ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, and finally see the interesting displays at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 stroll around Union Square Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield vacation planning tool .

Drive from Casey to Springfield in 2.5 hours. In August in Springfield, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Springfield

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

2
nights
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. On the 27th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nauvoo Temple, get engrossed in the history at Rheinberger House Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Nauvoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nauvoo State Park, contemplate the long history of Carthage Jail, and then stroll around Spring Lake Park.

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You can drive from Springfield to Nauvoo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rock Island.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carthage Jail, Spring Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo State Park ©
Nauvoo State Park
Spring Lake Park ©
Spring Lake Park

1
night
Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. On the 29th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Quad City Botanical Center, then see the interesting displays at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and then try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rock Island tour itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Nauvoo to Rock Island in 2 hours. August in Rock Island sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Rock Island

Fun & Games Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Highlights from your plan
Quad City Botanical Center ©
Quad City Botanical Center
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

3
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulysses S. Grant Home and National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Take a break from Galena with a short trip to Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dubuque, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop, appreciate the extensive heritage of Root Beer Revelry, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mines of Spain.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galena road trip planning app .

Drive from Rock Island to Galena in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Galena

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dubuque, Maquoketa Caves State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grant Park ©
Grant Park
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

2
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at CAMDEN Playground and then take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Stone Bridge Trail, then view the masterpieces at Raven's Wish Gallery, and then hike along Jane Addams Recreation Trail.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rockford road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galena to Rockford takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Utica.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Janesville, Stone Bridge Trail, Jane Addams Recreation Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
CAMDEN Playground ©
CAMDEN Playground
Raven's Wish Gallery ©
Raven's Wish Gallery

1
night
Utica

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

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Utica road trip tool .

Getting from Rockford to Utica by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Utica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Utica

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

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Silver Beach County Park and University of Notre Dame. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart), Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton) and Silver Beach Carousel (in Saint Joseph). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip 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 in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana Dunes State Park, BuckleDown Brewing
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Beer Tastings & Tours
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart

2
nights
Madison

Madison ©
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 10th (Tue): get lost in a book at Madison Public Library, then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and then immerse yourself in nature at Governor Dodge State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madison trip tool .

Drive from Chicago to Madison in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, Madison is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Governor Dodge State Park
Highlights from your plan
Governor Dodge State Park ©
Governor Dodge State Park
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

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nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Witches Gulch, get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation, and finally look for gifts at Goody Goody Gum Drop. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Madison to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In September in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Minocqua.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

International Crane Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Zipline
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation

2
nights
Minocqua

Minocqua ©
Minocqua is a town in northwestern Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rocky Reef Brewing Company, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Waters Distillery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, then explore the activities along Turtle Flambeau Flowage, and then kick back and relax at Little Star Beach Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Minocqua travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Minocqua takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Minocqua can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Minocqua

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Little Star Beach Park, Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Rocky Reef Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Flambeau Flowage ©
Turtle Flambeau Flowage
Wildwood Wildlife Park & Nature Center ©
Little Star Beach Park ©
Little Star Beach Park

2
nights
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. On the 16th (Mon), get your game on at Pirate's Cove Mini Golf, stop by Door County Creamery, then walk around Cave Point County Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park and then explore the activities along Newport State Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fish Creek trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Minocqua to Fish Creek takes 4.5 hours. September in Fish Creek sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Newport State Park
Highlights from your plan
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 ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 18th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Miller Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Bookworm Gardens, and then stop by The Chocolate Chisel. On your second day here, 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.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fish Creek to Milwaukee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Milwaukee when traveling from Fish Creek in September, with lows around 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

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

SC Johnson Headquarters, Caterpillar Global Mining Visitor Center, The Chocolate Chisel, Bookworm Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
SC Johnson Headquarters ©
SC Johnson Headquarters

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