50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 5 nights
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Effingham
— 4 nights
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Rockford
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Naperville
— 4 nights
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Peoria
— 2 nights
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Bloomington
— 3 nights
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Champaign
— 3 nights
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Quincy
— 4 nights
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Springfield
— 4 nights
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Marion
— 4 nights
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Carbondale
— 6 nights

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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. Get some historical perspective at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Brucemore. Explore Moline's surroundings by going to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). The adventure continues: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, explore the world behind art at Figge Art Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moline road trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Moline, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Moline is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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4
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Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and National Blues Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm) and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Effingham trip itinerary app.

Drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Effingham sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

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4
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Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. National Mustard Museum and Chazen Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave of the Mounds and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockford: Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva) and Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens). It doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum and see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker site.

Getting from Effingham to Rockford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Must see
Cave of the Mounds
4.5

5
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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral, examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary site.

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 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Naperville.

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Must see
The Loop
4.5

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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naperville: Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg). And it doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets, look for all kinds of wild species at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, look for gifts at Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naperville trip builder website.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naperville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Must see
Riverwalk Lot
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Military Museum
Cantigny Park
4.8
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Must see
Volo Auto Museum
4.6

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Peoria

Peoria ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Grand View Drive, then see the interesting displays at Caterpillar Visitors Center, and then examine the collection at Catholic Diocese of Peoria Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Prairie Park, see the interesting displays at Wheels O' Time Museum, and then make a trip to Sculpture Walk Peoria.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Peoria holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Peoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

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Wildlife Area
Wildlife Prairie Park
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Wheels O' Time Museum
4.9

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Prairie Aviation Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and McLean County Museum of History. Venture out of the city with trips to Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts & Livingston County War Museum). The adventure continues: trek along Constitution Trail and buy something for everyone on your list at Eastland Mall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Peoria to Bloomington takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bloomington are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Parks · Trails · Shopping

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Turkey Run State Park and Champaign County History Museum. Get some cultural insight at Krannert Art Museum and Larry Kanfer Photography. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boneyard Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods, admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden, and stroll around Hessel Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Champaign online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Champaign takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Champaign are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

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Hiking Trail
Busey Woods
4.9
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Art Museum
Krannert Art Museum
4.5

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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rockcliffe Mansion and Quincy Museum. Visit Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Nauvoo State Park for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quincy: Carthage (Carthage Jail & Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum), Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal) and Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at All Wars Museum, stop by Boyer's Western Wear, and get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Quincy day trip planning website.

Getting from Champaign to Quincy by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Quincy, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Must see
Historic Nauvoo
4.8

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

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 Korean War National Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old State Capitol and Illinois State Museum. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, approximately Petersburg away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Quincy to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Must see
Dana-Thomas House
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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Get some cultural insight at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve. Explore Marion's surroundings by going to Paducah (The PAPA Gallery, Purple Toad Winery, &more) and Little Grand Canyon (in Herod). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, take a peaceful walk through Shawnee National Forest, and head outdoors with Rent One Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marion route app.

You can drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. July in Marion sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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6
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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rustle Hill Winery and Hickory Ridge Vineyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: Sainte Genevieve (Pickle Springs Natural Area & Watertower Winery), Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown) and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, do a tasting at Owl Creek Vineyard, stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Grassy Fish Hatchery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carbondale trip itinerary planning site.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. In July, daily temperatures in Carbondale can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

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Winery / Vineyard
Owl Creek Vineyard
4.0