42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Moline
— 4 nights
2
Effingham
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 3 nights
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
5
Naperville
— 3 nights
6
Bloomington
— 3 nights
7
Quincy
— 3 nights
8
Springfield
— 5 nights
9
Marion
— 3 nights
10
Carbondale
— 8 nights

4
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Buffalo Bill Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Figge Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). It doesn't end there: try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island and explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Moline trip builder site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Moline. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Moline reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Galena, Figge Art Museum, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

3
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum and Lake Shelbyville. Get in touch with nature at Beall Woods State Park and TREC Calico Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Effingham: Thomas Lincoln Cemetery (in Lerna) and Douglas-Hart Nature Center (in Mattoon). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and look for gifts at Hodgson Mill.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Effingham tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Moline to Effingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June in Effingham, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Beall Woods State Park, Lake Shelbyville, Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Douglas-Hart Nature Center
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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Beall Woods State Park ©
Beall Woods State Park

3
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Geneva Lake Shore Path and Discovery Center Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burpee Museum of Natural History and John Deere Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rockford trip planner.

Getting from Effingham to Rockford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. June in Rockford sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Geneva Lake Shore Path, New Glarus Brewing Company, John Deere Historic Site, Decatur Dairy
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
John Deere Historic Site ©
John Deere Historic Site

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. Step out of Chicago to go to Wilmette and see Baha'i House of Worship, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chicago trip site.

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. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Shop till you drop at Chicago Premium Outlets and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Get a sense of the local culture at Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naperville side-trips: Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naperville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wheaton, Utica, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Chicago Premium Outlets, Volo Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Visiting Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caterpillar Visitors Center and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts & IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Bloomington trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Naperville to Bloomington in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Wheels O' Time Museum
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

3
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rockcliffe Mansion and Quincy Museum. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Brigham Young Home (in Nauvoo) and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at John Wood Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Gardner Museum, and stop by Boyer's Western Wear.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Quincy travel planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Quincy in 3 hours. June in Quincy sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dana-Thomas House and Illinois State Museum. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood will appeal to museum buffs. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, approximately Petersburg away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home, and identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield journey planner.

You can drive from Quincy to Springfield in 2 hours. June in Springfield sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, 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

3
nights
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 Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve. Get some cultural insight at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Step out of Marion to go to Paducah and see Purple Toad Winery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: get outside with Rent One Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Marion trip planning app.

Getting from Springfield to Marion by car takes about 3 hours. June in Marion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve
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

8
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marquand Historic Park and Cave Vineyard. Get in touch with nature at Giant City State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carbondale: Chester (Popeye Museum & Little Mary's River Covered Bridge), Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve) and Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center (in Cape Girardeau). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Silver Mines Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois, brush up on your military savvy at Stars and Stripes Museum, and do a tasting at Hickory Ridge Vineyard.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carbondale trip builder tool.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Chester, Sainte Genevieve, Cobden, Makanda, Fort de Chartes
Highlights from your plan
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Stars and Stripes Museum ©
Stars and Stripes Museum