4 days in Illinois Itinerary

4 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois trip planner

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Harrisburg
— 1 day
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Utica
— 1 night
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Galena
— 2 nights
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Harrisburg

— 1 day
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll around Harrisburg Township Park District, then take in the dramatic scenery at Burden Falls, and then explore the stunning scenery at Little Grand Canyon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Harrisburg trip planner.

Chicago to Harrisburg is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June in Harrisburg, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Utica.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Utica

— 1 night
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at Reddick Mansion and Gardens, then do a tasting at Illinois River Winery, and finally explore the activities along Allen Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Utica online day trip planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Utica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Utica

Museums · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Galena

— 2 nights
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. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Washburne House State Historic Site, identify plant and animal life at Horseshoe Mound, then stroll around Grant Park, and finally stroll around West Street Sculpture Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with River Bend Gallery, view the masterpieces at Mangelsen - Images of Nature Gallery, look for gifts at Galena River Wine & Cheese, then contemplate the long history of Dowling House, then examine the collection at The Old Blacksmith Shop, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Market House State Historic.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galena tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Utica to Galena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Galena sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.