42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 4 nights
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Effingham
— 3 nights
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Rockford
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 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
— 4 nights
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Marion
— 3 nights
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Carbondale
— 6 nights

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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulysses S. Grant Home and River Bend Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Spas). The adventure continues: try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, and examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Moline vacation 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. In June, Moline is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°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 · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Visiting Lake Shelbyville and Douglas-Hart Nature Center will get you outdoors. Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum and Tuscan Hills Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Effingham side-trips: Thomas Lincoln Cemetery (in Lerna) and Beall Woods State Park (in Mount Carmel). There's more to do: stroll through TREC Calico Trail and revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Effingham road trip planning site.

Drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
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. Discovery Center Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Geneva Lake Shore Path and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville) and New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Rockford trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Effingham to Rockford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral, and wander the streets of The Loop.

Start your trip to Chicago by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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

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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Riverwalk Lot and First Division Museum at Cantigny. Popular historic sites such as Cantigny Park and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naperville: Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). There's more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Chicago Premium Outlets.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Naperville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naperville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

3
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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Visiting Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts & IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Naperville to Bloomington in 2 hours. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 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 · Trails

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. Head to Larry Kanfer Photography and The Vault Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Champaign with an excursion to Turkey Run State Park in Marshall--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Boneyard Creek Trail, walk around Centennial Park Champaign, and take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Champaign holiday maker tool.

Getting from Bloomington to Champaign by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Champaign are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
The Vault Art Gallery ©
The Vault Art Gallery
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art Museum

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Quincy Museum. Appreciate the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and Gardner Museum. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo) and Hannibal (Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave & Molly Brown Museum and Home). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at All Wars Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Quincy online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Quincy takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Quincy are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Visit Dana-Thomas House and Lincolns New Salem State Park for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Old State Capitol and Korean War National Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Illinois State Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Illinois State Military Museum, contemplate the long history of Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Springfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Quincy to Springfield takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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

3
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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Quilt Museum and Purple Toad Winery. Get in touch with nature at Garden of the Gods and Rent One Park. When in Marion, make a side trip to see Paducah Riverwalk in Paducah, approximately Paducah away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marion day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

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. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and Sainte Genevieve (Cave Vineyard, Pickle Springs Natural Area, &more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery and stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Carbondale trip planner.

Carbondale is very close to Marion. In July, daytime highs in Carbondale are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°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

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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