4 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

4 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

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4 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Metropolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Makanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Peoria

1
night
Metropolis

Metropolis ©
Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Hogg Hollow Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Cache River State Natural Area, then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the history behind Superman Statue.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Metropolis road trip tool .

Peoria to Metropolis is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August in Metropolis, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Makanda.

Things to do in Metropolis

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cache River State Natural Area, Hogg Hollow Winery, Garden of the Gods
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Superman Statue ©
Superman Statue
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cache River State Natural Area ©
Cache River State Natural Area

2
nights
Makanda

Makanda ©
Makanda is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, then don't miss a visit to Bald Knob Cross of Peace, and finally do a tasting at Alto Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Rendleman Orchards, then admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, then learn about winemaking at Blue Sky Vineyard, and finally do a tasting at StarView Vineyards.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Makanda road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Metropolis to Makanda takes 1.5 hours. In August in Makanda, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Makanda

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Alto Pass, StarView Vineyards, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Boo Rochman Memorial Park
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Boo Rochman Memorial Park ©
Boo Rochman Memorial Park
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Blue Sky Vineyard ©
Blue Sky Vineyard