60 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

60 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

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Bloomington
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Springfield
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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), Pontiac (Museum of the Gilding Arts, Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, &more) and Weldon Springs State Park (in Clinton). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Prairie Aviation Museum, 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. 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).

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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: browse the exhibits of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, get a sense of history and politics at Illinois State Capitol, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and stroll through Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Springfield day trip planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Springfield in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Springfield are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 Casey (The Big Yardstick, World Largest Wind Chime, &more), DeMoulin Museum (in Greenville) and Vandalia (Kaskaskia Dragon, Vandalia Statehouse State Historic Site, &more). 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. In May, daytime highs in Effingham are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will leave for Danville on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Effingham

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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, get engrossed in the 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. 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.

Things to do in Danville

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips