50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Brucemore. Your inner history buff will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Riverside Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, and take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Moline itinerary builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Moline at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Walcott, Figge Art 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. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Old Courthouse. Get some cultural insight at Saint Louis Art Museum and Tuscan Hills Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Saint Louis (Missouri History Museum, National Blues Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through TREC Calico Trail and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Effingham holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Moline to Effingham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Effingham sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Saint Louis
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History Museum

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wollersheim Winery & Distillery and Historical Auto Attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead) and New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker tool.

Drive from Effingham to Rockford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Geneva Lake Shore Path, Cave of the Mounds, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Historical Auto Attractions, Decatur Dairy
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For shopping fun, head to The Magnificent Mile or Chicago Cultural Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chicago Riverwalk and Fourth Presbyterian Church. There's lots more to do: stop by The Loop, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rockford to Chicago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. June in Chicago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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

4
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Riverwalk Lot and Matthiessen State Park. You'll explore and learn at Volo Auto Museum and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, identify plant and animal life at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets, and take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naperville visit app.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, Chicago Premium Outlets, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Woodfield Mall, Volo Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

4
nights
Peoria

Peoria ©
Explore hidden gems such as Dana-Thomas House and Grand View Drive. Get a sense of the local culture at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peoria: Springfield (Illinois State Museum & The Lincoln Home Visitor Center), Lincolns New Salem State Park (in Petersburg) and Dickson Mounds Museum (in Lewistown).

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Peoria day trip app.

Drive from Naperville to Peoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Peoria can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Springfield, Wildlife Prairie Park, Lincolns New Salem State Park, Dickson Mounds Museum, Wheels O' Time Museum
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

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Livingston County War Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old State Capitol and McLean County Museum of History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloomington: Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials (in Springfield) and Livingston County Courthouse (in Pontiac). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Peoria to Bloomington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Pontiac, Springfield, Atlanta Public Library, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees
Highlights from your plan
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Livingston County War Museum ©
Livingston County War 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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Nauvoo State Park. Let the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and Gardner Museum capture your imagination. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo) and Hannibal (Molly Brown Museum and Home, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum, look for gifts at Boyer's Western Wear, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Quincy vacation planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Quincy in 3 hours. In July in Quincy, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Champaign.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at Larry Kanfer Photography and Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Krannert Art Museum and Alto Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Champaign side-trips: Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall) and The Vault Art Gallery (in Tuscola). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boneyard Creek Trail, look for gifts at Market Place Shopping Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Champaign, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Quincy to Champaign takes 3.5 hours. July in Champaign sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Idea Garden, Turkey Run State Park, The Vault Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
The Vault Art Gallery ©
The Vault Art Gallery

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 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Quilt Museum and Rent One Park. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress), Paducah (Purple Toad Winery, Paducah Riverwalk, &more) and Little Grand Canyon (in Herod). There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marion trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Champaign to Marion by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marion are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods, Little Grand Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

5
nights
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. Visiting Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: St Mary Antique Mall (in Saint Mary), Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carbondale trip planning tool.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Popeye Museum, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, Silver Mines Recreation Area, Giant City State Park, St Mary Antique Mall
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