6 days in Illinois Itinerary

6 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Chester
— 1 day
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Makanda
— 2 nights
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Cairo
— Few hours
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Metropolis
— 1 night
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Golconda
— 2 nights
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Elizabethtown
— 1 day
7
Shawneetown
— Few hours

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Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a city in and the county seat of Randolph County, Illinois, United States, on a bluff above the Mississippi River. You've now added Pierre Menard Home to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get outside with Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site, then examine the collection at Pierre Menard Home, and then examine the collection at Popeye Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chester online trip planner.

Springfield to Chester is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October in Chester, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Makanda.

Things to do in Chester

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pierre Menard Home ©
Pierre Menard Home
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site ©
Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site

2
nights
Makanda

Makanda ©
Makanda is a village in Jackson County, Illinois, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Shawnee Hills, Makanda Trading Company and Giant City State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Makanda trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Chester to Makanda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Makanda can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

Things to do in Makanda

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Makanda Trading Company ©
Makanda Trading Company

few
hours
Cairo

Cairo ©
Cairo is the southernmost city in the U.S. Magnolia Manor has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Magnolia Manor and then contemplate the long history of U.S. Custom House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairo online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Makanda to Cairo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Metropolis.

Things to do in Cairo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Manor ©
Magnolia Manor
U.S. Custom House ©
U.S. Custom House

1
night
Metropolis

Metropolis ©
Metropolis is a city located along the Ohio River in Massac County, Illinois, United States. You've now added Fort Massac State Park to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Metropolis trip planner.

Getting from Cairo to Metropolis by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Golconda.

Things to do in Metropolis

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Superman Statue ©
Superman Statue
Fort Massac State Park ©
Fort Massac State Park
Super Museum ©
Super Museum

2
nights
Golconda

Golconda ©
Golconda is a city in and the county seat of Pope County, Illinois, United States, located along the Ohio River. To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Golconda online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Metropolis to Golconda in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Golconda can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Elizabethtown.

Things to do in Golconda

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cave-in-Rock State Park ©
Cave-in-Rock State Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Shawnee National Forest ©
Shawnee National Forest

1
day
Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown is a village in Hardin County, Illinois, United States, along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Little Grand Canyon and then get engrossed in the history at Shawneetown Bank State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Elizabethtown trip itinerary planning app.

Elizabethtown is just a short distance from Golconda. October in Elizabethtown sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Shawneetown.

Things to do in Elizabethtown

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

few
hours
Shawneetown

Shawneetown
Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shawneetown trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Elizabethtown to Shawneetown takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Shawneetown are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Shawneetown

Museums

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