38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Moline
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Quincy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Effingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Marion
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Richard H. Driehaus Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Chicago Riverwalk and Fourth Presbyterian Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, take a stroll through The Loop, see the interesting displays at Oriental Institute Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Chicago History Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Chicago at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks
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. Take a break from the city and head to Matthiessen State Park and Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Shop till you drop at Chicago Premium Outlets and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Get out of town with these interesting Naperville side-trips: Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot and browse the exhibits of Cantigny Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naperville trip tool.

Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utica, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Cantigny Park, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Volo Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Cave of the Mounds and Discovery Center Museum. Let the collections at National Mustard Museum and Historical Auto Attractions capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, and get a new perspective on nature at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rockford trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Naperville to Rockford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moline.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rotary Botanical Gardens, National Mustard Museum, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Historical Auto Attractions, Cave of the Mounds
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Shop till you drop at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop and River Bend Gallery. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Moline: Galena (The Old Blacksmith Shop, Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum, and examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Moline trip planner.

Getting from Rockford to Moline by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Walcott, National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Buffalo Bill Museum, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caterpillar Visitors Center and Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum (in Pontiac) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prairie Aviation Museum, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bloomington visit app.

Drive from Moline to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Wheels O' Time Museum
Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

3
nights
Quincy

Quincy ©
Quincy, known as Illinois's "Gem City," is a city in and the county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States, located on the Mississippi River. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. Explore hidden gems such as Rockcliffe Mansion and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quincy: Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse (in Hannibal) and Brigham Young Home (in Nauvoo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Quincy Museum and get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Quincy itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Quincy takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Quincy are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
Highlights from your plan
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dana-Thomas House and Illinois State Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old State Capitol and Lincolns New Salem State Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home.

To plan Springfield vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Quincy to Springfield in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincolns New Salem State Park, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Effingham side-trips: Saint Louis (National Blues Museum, Old Courthouse, &more). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Effingham day trip planning app.

Getting from Springfield to Effingham by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Effingham, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National Quilt Museum and Purple Toad Winery. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden of the Gods and Shawnee National Forest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marion: Paducah Riverwalk (in Paducah), Rendleman Orchards (in Alto Pass) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda). There's more to do: get outside with Rent One Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marion trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In July in Marion, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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