7 days in Illinois & Ohio Itinerary

7 days in Illinois & Ohio Itinerary

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7 days in Illinois & Ohio Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  5​h
1
Harrisburg
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Huron
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rockbridge
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Memphis


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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Illinois, United States. On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Garden of the Gods.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Harrisburg road trip website .

Memphis to Harrisburg is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Memphis in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Harrisburg, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Wildlife Parks
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield journey planner.

You can drive from Harrisburg to Springfield in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Springfield are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and The Spice Housefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and explore the galleries of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Springfield to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Springfield in May, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Huron.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

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Oak Park
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

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day
Huron

Huron
Huron is a city in Erie County, Ohio, United States. On the 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve, then take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huron planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Huron. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Huron is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Huron

Wildlife Parks Trails

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Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Huron to Rockbridge takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Wildlife Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©

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