4 days in Springfield & Hannibal Itinerary

4 days in Springfield & Hannibal Itinerary

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Springfield
— 1 day
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Hannibal
— 3 nights
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Springfield

— 1 day

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Western Depot, Washington Park Botanical Gardens, Lincoln Memorial Garden, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, steep yourself in history at Lincolns New Salem State Park, admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Great Western Depot, then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Springfield. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hannibal.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hannibal

— 3 nights
Hannibal is a city in Marion and Ralls counties in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mark Twain Boyhood Home. On the 6th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Rockcliffe Mansion, examine the collection at Big River Train Town, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Wood Hat Spirits Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, wander the streets of Historic Downtown Hannibal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave, and finally walk around Glascock's Landing.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hannibal route planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Hannibal in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hannibal can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hannibal

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip