34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Harrisburg
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Collinsville
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Nauvoo
— 1 night
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Galena
— 2 nights
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Rock Island
— 1 night
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Utica
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Angola
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 3 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Toledo
— 2 nights
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Logan
— 3 nights
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Elizabethtown
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Paducah
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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll around Harrisburg Township Park District, then look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Burden Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Herrin Park, then take in breathtaking views at Little Grand Canyon, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Harrisburg trip maker app.

Tulsa to Harrisburg is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tulsa in January, you will find days in Harrisburg are little chillier (41°F), and nights are about the same (23°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Collinsville.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Herrin Park ©
Herrin Park
Shawnee National Forest ©
Shawnee National Forest

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Collinsville

Collinsville ©
Collinsville is a city located mainly in Madison County, and partially in St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and then contemplate the long history of Eversgerd’s Civil War Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kruta Bakery, then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Center at Riverlands, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Collinsville road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Collinsville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in January, and nighttime lows around 23°F. You will leave for Springfield on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Collinsville

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary ©
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Audubon Center at Riverlands ©
Audubon Center at Riverlands

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site, let little ones run wild at Washington Park, and then contemplate the long history of Sugar Creek Covered Bridge. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and finally examine the collection at Illinois State Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip tool.

Drive from Collinsville to Springfield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Springfield sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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The Lincoln Home Visitor Center ©
The Lincoln Home Visitor Center
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo Temple, then contemplate the long history of Historic Nauvoo, then contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Home, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nauvoo State Park.

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Traveling by car from Springfield to Nauvoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Nauvoo sees daily highs of 35°F and lows of 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites
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Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo State Park ©
Nauvoo State Park
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, then hit the slopes at Sundown Mountain, and finally examine the collection at National Farm Toy Museum. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, stop by Great American Popcorn Company, examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop, then see the interesting displays at National Brewery Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dickeyville Grotto.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galena trip maker tool.

You can drive from Nauvoo to Galena in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nauvoo in January, expect Galena to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°F and 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Rock Island.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Winter Sports

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Highlights from your plan
St. Luke's United Methodist Church ©
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Dickeyville Grotto ©
Dickeyville Grotto
National Brewery Museum ©
National Brewery Museum

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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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hauberg Museum, then get your bearings at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, then try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, and finally contemplate the long history of Atomic Cannon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rock Island travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Galena to Rock Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rock Island are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Utica.

Things to do in Rock Island

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Hauberg Museum ©
Hauberg Museum
Atomic Cannon ©
Atomic Cannon

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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 11th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park, then see the interesting displays at Westclox Museum, then see the interesting displays at Reddick Mansion and Gardens, and finally get reinvigorated at SaltTreeYoga.

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You can drive from Rock Island to Utica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Utica, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Utica

Museums · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Reddick Mansion and Gardens ©
Reddick Mansion and Gardens
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Westclox Museum ©
Westclox Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Richard H. Driehaus Museum and Holy Name Cathedral. Get outdoors at Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort and Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures. Step out of Chicago to go to Wilmette and see Baha'i House of Worship, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Utica to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. January in Chicago sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 18°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Angola.

Things to do in Chicago

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures ©
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures

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Angola

Angola ©
Angola is a city in Pleasant Township, Steuben County, Indiana, United States. On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at Pickle Factory - Sechler's, admire the majestic nature at Pokagon State Park, then tee off at Glendarin Hills Golf Club, and finally do a tasting at Satek Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Angola tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Angola takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in January, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Angola

Wineries · Nature · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pokagon State Park ©
Pokagon State Park
Glendarin Hills Golf Club ©
Glendarin Hills Golf Club
Satek Winery ©
Satek Winery

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Indiana State Museum, then appreciate the history behind Indiana War Memorial, then examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery, learn about winemaking at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., then explore the landscape on two wheels at Monon Trail, and finally walk around Meadowlark Park.

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Traveling by car from Angola to Indianapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Angola in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 36°F by day to 19°F at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Highlights from your plan
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. ©
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial
Indiana State Museum ©
Indiana State Museum

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Wed), stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then ski along the peaceful trails at Valley Spur, then Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and finally have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area and then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

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Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Marquette takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Indianapolis in January: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 22°F and lows are around 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Marquette

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Valley Spur ©
Valley Spur
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©
Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mission Point Lighthouse and Dennos Museum Center. Step out of the city life by going to Caberfae Peaks and Crystal Mountain. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Grass River Natural Area (in Bellaire) and St. Ambrose Cellars (in Beulah). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards and shop like a local with Michigan Artists Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Traverse City road trip planning app.

Getting from Marquette to Traverse City by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January, Traverse City is somewhat warmer than Marquette - with highs of 29°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Parks · Golf · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 25th (Mon), test your team's savvy at Trapped Toledo, then contemplate the long history of Providence Metropark, and then explore the world behind art at Mazza Gallery Findlay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Black Swamp Bird Observatory, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old West End.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Toledo travel planning app.

Getting from Traverse City to Toledo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In January in Toledo, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 18°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Logan.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Highlights from your plan
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Historic Old West End ©
Historic Old West End

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Logan

Logan ©
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along Gorge Overlook Trail, then identify plant and animal life at John Glenn Astronomy Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hocking Hills State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, take an in-depth tour of Sherman House Museum, then engage your brain at Ohio Glass Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Moonville Tunnel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Logan travel route planner.

You can drive from Toledo to Logan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January in Logan, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabethtown.

Things to do in Logan

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Highlights from your plan
Hocking Hills State Park ©
Hocking Hills State Park
Moonville Tunnel ©
Moonville Tunnel
Gorge Overlook Trail
Gorge Overlook Trail

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Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown ©
Elizabethtown is a home rule-class city and the county seat of Hardin County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Hardin County History Museum, see the interesting displays at Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Saunders Springs Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Elizabethtown route planner.

Getting from Logan to Elizabethtown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Elizabethtown, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Paducah.

Things to do in Elizabethtown

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Highlights from your plan
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum ©
Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum
The Abbey of Gethsemani ©
The Abbey of Gethsemani

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Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at The National Quilt Museum, then have fun and explore at River Discovery Center, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Moonshine Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Apple Valley Hillbilly Garden and Toyland, admire the majestic nature at Tunnel Hill State Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Massac State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paducah tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Elizabethtown to Paducah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Elizabethtown to Paducah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January in Paducah, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paducah

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
William Clark Market House Museum
William Clark Market House Museum

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