60 days in Illinois Itinerary

60 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Crystal Lake
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Mount Morris
— 9 nights
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Utica
— 10 nights
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Springfield
— 10 nights
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Harrisburg
— 9 nights
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Chicago
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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake ©
Crystal Lake is a city in McHenry County in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Six Flags Great America and Phillips Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crystal Lake: Aurora (Splash Country Waterpark, Blackberry Farm, &more), Grand Victoria Casino Elgin (in Elgin) and Woodman's (in North Aurora). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, delve into the lush surroundings at Lake County Forest Preserves, browse the different shops at Woodfield Mall, and admire the majestic nature at Chain 'O Lakes State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Crystal Lake trip planning website.

Rochester to Crystal Lake is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Crystal Lake due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Crystal Lake can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Morris.

Things to do in Crystal Lake

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature

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Entertainment Center
FireZone
4.4

9
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Mount Morris

Mount Morris ©
Mount Morris is a village in Mount Morris Township, Ogle County, Illinois, United States. Attractions like Anderson Japanese Gardens and Discovery Center Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Morris: Rochelle Railroad Park (in Rochelle), Galena (The General at Eagle Ridge, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., &more) and Savanna (Mississippi Palisades State Park & Frank Fritz's Finds). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Timber Lake Playhouse, see the interesting displays at Windmill Cultural Center, immerse yourself in nature at Lowden State Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Conover Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mount Morris trip planner.

Getting from Crystal Lake to Mount Morris by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Mount Morris, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Utica.

Things to do in Mount Morris

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

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Children’s Museum
Discovery Center Museum
4.7

10
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Utica

Utica ©
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Attractions like Starved Rock State Park and Children's Discovery Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Utica: Farnsworth House (in Plano), Ambler's Texaco Gas Station, Dwight (in Dwight) and Standard Oil Gas Station (in Odell). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, cool off at Raging Waves Waterpark, relax in the rural setting at Rader Family Farms, and hike along Rock Island Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Utica holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Morris to Utica takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Trails

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Children’s Museum
Children's Discovery Museum
4.6

10
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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.
Bring the kids along to Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials. Venture out of the city with trips to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville), Bloomington (Miller Park Zoo & BEER NUTS) and Raging Rivers (in Grafton). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Washington Park Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Rees Memorial Carillon, and get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Springfield travel planner.

Drive from Utica to Springfield in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. In June in Springfield, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Harrisburg.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Wildlife Area
Lincoln Memorial Garden
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Scenic Drive
Great Rivers Scenic Route
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Water Park
Raging Rivers
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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. Kids will enjoy Shawnee Hills and Shawnee National Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Rent One Park (in Marion), Iron Furnace (in Elizabethtown) and Cave-in-Rock State Park (in Cave in Rock). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods, admire the majestic nature at Fort Massac State Park, stop by The Chocolate Factory, and pause for some photo ops at Superman Statue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Harrisburg travel route planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Harrisburg in 3.5 hours. July in Harrisburg sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Chicago Botanic Garden (in Glencoe) and Brookfield Zoo (in Brookfield). There's much more to do: stroll around Millennium Park, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, get curious at Field Museum, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online journey planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium
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