60 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

60 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

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Bloomington
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Springfield
— 16 nights
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Effingham
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Danville
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Bloomington — 13 nights

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Monticello (Monticello Railway Museum & Allerton Park & Retreat Center), Weldon Springs State Park (in Clinton) and Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, look for gifts at BEER NUTS Brand Snacks, trek along Constitution Trail, and don't miss a visit to Ambler's Texaco Gas Station, Dwight.

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Chicago to Bloomington is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. May in Bloomington sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will leave for Springfield on the 14th (Fri).
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Springfield — 16 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Manner's Park (in Taylorville), Lincoln (Lincoln Heritage Museum & Railsplitter Covered Wagon) and Decatur (Hieronymus Mueller Museum, Wabash Depot Antique Mall, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, admire the striking features of Elijah Iles House, steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield road trip planning tool.

Drive from Bloomington to Springfield in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Effingham.
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Effingham — 15 nights

Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Explore Effingham's surroundings by going to Vandalia (Kaskaskia Dragon, Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, &more), Casey (The Big Yardstick, World Largest Wind Chime, &more) and DeMoulin Museum (in Greenville). Next up on the itinerary: trek along TREC Calico Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross at the Crossroads, do a tasting at Willow Ridge Winery, and take a peaceful walk through Douglas-Hart Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Effingham route maker.

Getting from Springfield to Effingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Effingham are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will leave for Danville on the 14th (Mon).
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Danville — 15 nights

Danville is a city in and the county seat of Vermilion County, Illinois, United States. Explore Danville's surroundings by going to Urbana (Anita Purves Nature Center, Busey Woods, &more) and Champaign (Kaufman Lake, Hessel Park, &more). The adventure continues: stroll around Kennekuk County Park, steep yourself in history at Vermilion County Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Vermilion County War Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Danville trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Effingham to Danville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Danville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to home.
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