5 days in Illinois Itinerary

5 days in Illinois Itinerary

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5 days in Illinois Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3​h
2
Rock Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Magnificent Mile and The Art Institute of Chicago. Step out of the city life by going to Lincoln Park Zoo and Swallow Cliff Stairs. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In April, daytime highs in Chicago are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rock Island.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Swallow Cliff Stairs
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island and then play a few rounds at TPC Deere Run.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rock Island route planner.

Drive from Chicago to Rock Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and car. In April, daily temperatures in Rock Island can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Rock Island

Outdoors Golf Casinos

Side Trip

TPC Deere Run
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TPC Deere Run ©
TPC Deere Run

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Springfield driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Rock Island to Springfield in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Springfield are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

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