4 days in Illinois Itinerary

4 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois travel route planner

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Springfield
— 1 night
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Tampico
— 1 night
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Galena
— 1 night
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Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol and then see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield travel route planner.

Madison to Springfield is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Madison in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Springfield: highs are around 51°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Tampico.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites

Tampico

— 1 night
Tampico is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Ronald Reagan.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampico trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Tampico takes 3 hours. In March, Tampico is little chillier than Springfield - with highs of 45°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Tampico

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Galena

— 1 night
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Root Beer Revelry as well as Ulysses S. Grant Home. On the 1st (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Root Beer Revelry.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galena online day trip planner.

Drive from Tampico to Galena in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Galena are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.