40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 3 nights
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Effingham
— 3 nights
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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Naperville
— 3 nights
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Bloomington
— 3 nights
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Champaign
— 3 nights
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Quincy
— 3 nights
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Springfield
— 3 nights
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Marion
— 3 nights
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Carbondale
— 5 nights

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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Let the collections at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Figge Art Museum and River Bend Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Spas). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island and stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Moline online route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Moline reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries

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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

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Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum and Lake Shelbyville. Visiting Douglas-Hart Nature Center and TREC Calico Trail will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Effingham to Lerna to see Thomas Lincoln Cemetery about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, stop by Hodgson Mill, and explore the activities along Lake Sara.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Effingham visit planner.

Getting from Moline to Effingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Effingham are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum ©
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum

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Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Geneva Lake Shore Path and New Glarus Brewing Company. You'll explore and learn at Discovery Center Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens. Step out of Rockford to go to Janesville and see Rotary Botanical Gardens, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens and learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip site.

You can drive from Effingham to Rockford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory, and get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago travel route planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Riverwalk Lot and First Division Museum at Cantigny. For shopping fun, head to Chicago Premium Outlets or St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Venture out of the city with trips to Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cantigny Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naperville itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Caterpillar Visitors Center and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and McLean County Museum of History capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloomington: Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap), Grand View Drive (in Peoria) and Museum of the Gilding Arts (in Pontiac). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Constitution Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip maker tool.

Getting from Naperville to Bloomington by car takes about 2 hours. June in Bloomington sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wheels O' Time Museum ©
Wheels O' Time Museum

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Krannert Art Museum and Champaign County History Museum. Shop till you drop at Larry Kanfer Photography and The Vault Art Gallery. Step out of Champaign to go to Marshall and see Turkey Run State Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Boneyard Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods, and admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Champaign trip tool.

Getting from Bloomington to Champaign by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

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Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
The Vault Art Gallery ©
The Vault Art Gallery
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods

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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. Let the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and All Wars Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Gardner Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Quincy: Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal) and Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum and stop by Boyer's Western Wear.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Quincy online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Quincy takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Appreciate the collections at Illinois State Museum and Korean War National Museum. Popular historic sites such as Dana-Thomas House and Sugar Creek Covered Bridge are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quincy to Springfield takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Rent One Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Go for a jaunt from Marion to Paducah to see Purple Toad Winery about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marion tour itinerary app.

Drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marion are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Rent One Park ©
Rent One Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum

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Carbondale

Carbondale ©
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Get a sense of the local culture at Rustle Hill Winery and Cave Vineyard. Visiting Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Explore Carbondale's surroundings by going to Popeye Museum (in Chester), Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and do a tasting at Hickory Ridge Vineyard.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carbondale trip builder site.

Carbondale is just a stone's throw from Marion. In July, daily temperatures in Carbondale can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Rustle Hill Winery ©
Rustle Hill Winery