5 days in Elgin & Rock Island Itinerary

5 days in Elgin & Rock Island Itinerary

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5 days in Elgin & Rock Island Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  1​h
1
Elgin
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rock Island
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe), Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee) and Anderson Japanese Gardens (in Rockford). The adventure continues: browse the collection at Gail Borden Public Library, don't miss a visit to Riverside Drive Promenade, relax in the rural setting at The Apple Hut, and stop by Fisher Nuts Store.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Elgin holiday builder app .

Chicago to Elgin is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Elgin, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rock Island.

Things to do in Elgin

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Chicago Botanic Garden, Anderson Japanese Gardens, Six Flags Great America, The Apple Hut
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Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
Gail Borden Public Library ©
Gail Borden Public Library
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens

2
nights
Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. On the 7th (Wed), see human ingenuity at work at Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 16, see the interesting displays at Hauberg Museum, and then try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Quad City Botanical Center, then learn about all things military at Rock Island Arsenal Museum, then examine the collection at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Atomic Cannon.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rock Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Elgin to Rock Island with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rock Island

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
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Rock Island Arsenal Museum ©
Rock Island Arsenal Museum
Quad City Botanical Center ©
Quad City Botanical Center
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum