6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gurnee
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Schaumburg
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Galena
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Springfield
— Few hours
Fly + Foot:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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

New York City to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chicago, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gurnee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

1
night
Gurnee

Gurnee ©
Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. On the 18th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great America.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gurnee holiday planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Gurnee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, Gurnee is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 80°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Schaumburg.

Things to do in Gurnee

Theme Parks
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Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America

1
night
Schaumburg

Schaumburg ©
Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny, then get your game on at iFLY, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Woodfield Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Schaumburg trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gurnee to Schaumburg in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. July in Schaumburg sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Schaumburg

Shopping Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

First Division Museum at Cantigny, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Chicago (Rosemont)
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Woodfield Mall ©
Woodfield Mall
First Division Museum at Cantigny ©
First Division Museum at Cantigny

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night
Galena

Galena ©
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Galena Garlic, steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co..

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galena travel planner.

Getting from Schaumburg to Galena by combination of subway, flight, and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Galena can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Arthur.

Things to do in Galena

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
Fenelon Place Elevator Co. ©
Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

1
night
Arthur

Arthur ©
Arthur is a village in Douglas and Moultrie counties in Illinois; Arthur's primary street, Vine Street, is the county line. On the 21st (Fri), stop by Beachy's Bulk Foods and then revel in the low prices at Outlets at Tuscola.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arthur itinerary maker.

You can drive from Galena to Arthur in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Arthur

Shopping

Side Trip

Outlets at Tuscola
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Beachy's Bulk Foods ©
Beachy's Bulk Foods

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hours
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House and then get advice or help at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Springfield trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arthur to Springfield in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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