42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Moline
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Bloomington
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Quincy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Springfield
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Effingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Marion
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Carbondale
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Lincoln Park, make a trip to Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago online day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Riverwalk Lot and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Volo Auto Museum and Cantigny Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naperville side-trips: Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). It doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets and trek along Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naperville online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Volo Auto Museum, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Cantigny Park, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Cave of the Mounds and Severson Dells Nature Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Mustard Museum and Historical Auto Attractions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva) and Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Rockford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Moline.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Janesville, Cave of the Mounds, National Mustard Museum, Historical Auto Attractions, Geneva Lake Shore Path
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ulysses S. Grant Home and Brucemore. Do some cultural sightseeing at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Figge Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Moline side-trips: Albany Mounds State Historic Site (in Albany) and Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, and try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moline trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Moline takes 2.5 hours. June in Moline sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Albany Mounds State Historic Site, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, Jumer's Casino Rock Island
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caterpillar Visitors Center and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wheels O' Time Museum and McLean County Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Grand View Drive (in Peoria), Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum (in Pontiac) and Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, stroll through Constitution Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bloomington trip builder app.

You can drive from Moline to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

4
nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Rockcliffe Mansion and All Wars Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quincy: Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo) and Hannibal (Lovers Leap & Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum, stop by Boyer's Western Wear, get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Quincy trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bloomington to Quincy in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Popular historic sites such as Dana-Thomas House and Old State Capitol are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Illinois State Museum and Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, approximately Petersburg away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and learn about all things military at Korean War National Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springfield attractions planning tool.

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

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and National Blues Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Old Courthouse. Explore Effingham's surroundings by going to Saint Louis (Grant’s Farm & Missouri History Museum). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at TREC Calico Trail, learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery, and revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill.

Plan a trip to Effingham easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Springfield to Effingham by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History Museum

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Explore hidden gems such as The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Visiting Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon will get you outdoors. Explore Marion's surroundings by going to Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress), Purple Toad Winery (in Paducah) and Mound City National Cemetery (in Mound City). There's more to do: get outside with Rent One Park and delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marion day trip planning site.

Drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paducah, Little Grand Canyon, Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery, thenadmire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, and then examine the collection at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carbondale driving holiday planner.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. In July, daytime highs in Carbondale are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Rustle Hill Winery, Giant City State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Science Center Of Southern Illinois ©
The Science Center Of Southern Illinois
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Rustle Hill Winery ©
Rustle Hill Winery