9 days in Springfield & Lexington Itinerary

9 days in Springfield & Lexington Itinerary

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Springfield
— 5 nights
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Lexington
— 3 nights

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Springfield

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Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Venture out of the city with trips to Champaign (Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch & Champaign County History Museum), Peoria (Caterpillar Visitors Center, Grand View Drive, &more) and Hannibal (Rockcliffe Mansion, Mark Twain Boyhood Home, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield route planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Springfield. In October, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Lexington

Lexington ©

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 2nd (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Godolphin at Jonabell Farm, home of the Darley stallions, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Woodford Reserve Distillery, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, and then try your luck at Keeneland.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Springfield to Lexington takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Casinos · Tours

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