34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Moline
— 3 nights
5
Bloomington
— 4 nights
6
Springfield
— 5 nights
7
Effingham
— 4 nights
8
Marion
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago journey maker app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Chicago reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Volo Auto Museum and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Escape the urban bustle at Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot, steep yourself in history at Cantigny Park, get some fabulous bargains at Chicago Premium Outlets, and admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naperville trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Volo Auto Museum, Chicago Premium Outlets, Cantigny Park, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wollersheim Winery & Distillery and Historical Auto Attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockford: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and examine the collection at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Rockford trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Naperville to Rockford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Moline.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Geneva Lake Shore Path, New Glarus Brewing Company, Historical Auto Attractions, Cave of the Mounds
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company

3
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and River Bend Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buffalo Bill Museum and Riverside Cemetery. Explore Moline's surroundings by going to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Spas). There's still lots to do: stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop and try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

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Getting from Rockford to Moline by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, Buffalo Bill Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Museum of the Gilding Arts (in Pontiac), Grand View Drive (in Peoria) and Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Prairie Aviation Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Constitution Trail, browse the different shops at Eastland Mall, and get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Moline to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Dana-Thomas House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rockcliffe Mansion and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Step out of Springfield with an excursion to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Illinois State Museum, ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Springfield holiday maker app.

You can drive from Bloomington to Springfield in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at National Blues Museum and Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Missouri History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville), Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm) and Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Effingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Effingham takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Lake Shelbyville
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History Museum

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Giant City State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Quilt Museum and Rent One Park. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Rendleman Orchards (in Alto Pass) and Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery). There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Shawnee National Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marion holiday maker tool.

Drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In June in Marion, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Paducah, Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park, Rendleman Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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