5 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

5 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

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5 days in Southernmost Illinois Itinerary

Start: Monroe
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Makanda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Metropolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Monroe

2
nights
Makanda

Makanda ©
Makanda is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Rustle Hill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Owl Creek Vineyard, then do a tasting at StarView Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Blue Sky Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Makanda trip itinerary planning app .

Monroe to Makanda is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Monroe in May, with highs in Makanda at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Metropolis.

Things to do in Makanda

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cobden, Alto Pass
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Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
StarView Vineyards ©
StarView Vineyards
Lincoln Heritage Winery ©
Lincoln Heritage Winery

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nights
Metropolis

Metropolis ©
Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Super Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, and then stop by The Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue and then try your luck at Harrah's Metropolis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Metropolis vacation planner .

Drive from Makanda to Metropolis in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Metropolis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Metropolis

Casinos Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden of the Gods, The Chocolate Factory
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Super Museum ©
Super Museum
Superman Statue ©
Superman Statue