46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 4 nights
2
Effingham
— 4 nights
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
5
Naperville
— 3 nights
6
Bloomington
— 4 nights
7
Champaign
— 2 nights
8
Quincy
— 4 nights
9
Springfield
— 6 nights
10
Marion
— 4 nights
11
Carbondale
— 4 nights

4
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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Visit Ulysses S. Grant Home and Riverside Cemetery for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., River Bend Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moline online trip planner.

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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Moline at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to 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
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Old Courthouse. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Blues Museum and Missouri History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Grant’s Farm (in Saint Louis) and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum, do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Effingham online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Moline to Effingham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

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
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Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. You'll explore and learn at National Mustard Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions, and learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockford trip itinerary planner.

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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory are in your itinerary. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Parkfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and take a stroll through The Loop.

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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, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
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. Do your shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets and Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More. Step out of the city life by going to Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Take a break from Naperville with a short trip to Volo Auto Museum in Volo, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot, explore the galleries of Cantigny Park, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

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Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wheaton, Utica, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, Chicago Premium Outlets, Volo Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at Caterpillar Visitors Center and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wheels O' Time Museum and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City), Grand View Drive (in Peoria) and Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum & Livingston County Courthouse). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, and hike along Constitution Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington visit planner.

You can drive from Naperville to Bloomington in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Wildlife Prairie Park, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, Atlanta Public Library
Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, hike along Busey Woods, and then hike along Boneyard Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Champaign County History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Krannert Art Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Larry Kanfer Photography, and finally admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Champaign road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Champaign takes an hour. In June in Champaign, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Urbana, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
Highlights from your plan
Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art 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. Appreciate the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and Quincy Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave and Lovers Leap. Venture out of the city with trips to Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo) and Hannibal (Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at All Wars Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gardner Museum, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and stop by Boyer's Western Wear.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quincy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Champaign to Quincy in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to 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

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nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dana-Thomas House and Illinois State Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old State Capitol and Edwards Place Historic Home. Step out of Springfield to go to Petersburg and see Lincolns New Salem State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, learn about all things military at Illinois State Military Museum, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Great Western Depot.

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

Traveling by car from Quincy to Springfield takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Springfield are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to 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
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

4
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 Rent One Park. You'll explore and learn at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Grand Canyon (in Herod), Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery) and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve (in Vienna). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marion journey maker site.

Drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Little Grand Canyon, 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

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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 some cultural insight at Rustle Hill Winery and Cave Vineyard. Let the collections at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum capture your imagination. Explore Carbondale's surroundings by going to Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve) and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Giant City State Park and learn about winemaking at Hickory Ridge Vineyard.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carbondale trip itinerary site.

Carbondale is just a stone's throw from Marion. In July in Carbondale, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Popeye Museum, Rustle Hill Winery, Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Giant City State Park
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