9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shawnee
Drive:  8​h
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Lyons
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Joliet
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Pontiac
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Lincoln
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Glenarm
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Sullivan
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Leasburg
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Marshfield
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
13
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Carthage
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
15
Joplin
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Shawnee

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes John Hancock Center, Historic Water Tower, Millennium Park, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chicago road trip tool .

Shawnee to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Lyons.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
John Hancock Center ©
John Hancock Center

1
night
Lyons

Lyons
Lyons is a village in Lyons Township Cook County, Illinois, United States. To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyons attractions planner .

Lyons is very close to Chicago. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 67°F. You'll set off for Joliet on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Lyons

Nightlife Fun & Games Outdoors

few
hours
Joliet

Joliet ©
Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. You've now added Joliet Area Historical Museum to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Joliet Area Historical Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Joliet Iron Works Historic Site.

To plan Joliet vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Lyons to Joliet takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Joliet when traveling from Lyons in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Pontiac.

Things to do in Joliet

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site ©
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Joliet Area Historical Museum ©
Joliet Area Historical Museum

few
hours
Pontiac

Pontiac
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. You've now added Route 66 Shield Mural to your itinerary.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pontiac trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Joliet to Pontiac takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Atlanta is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. You've now added Memories: Route 66 Museum to your itinerary.

Plan a trip to Atlanta easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Pontiac to Atlanta in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Memories: Route 66 Museum ©
Memories: Route 66 Museum

few
hours
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a city in Logan County, Illinois, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip planning website .

Lincoln is very close to Atlanta. August in Lincoln sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Lincoln

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Heritage Museum ©
Lincoln Heritage Museum

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices State Historic Site as well as Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Springfield takes an hour. August in Springfield sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
Glenarm

Glenarm ©
Glenarm is an unincorporated community in Sangamon County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center, and then don't miss a visit to Abraham Lincoln Statue.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Glenarm trip planner.

Glenarm is just a stone's throw from Springfield. August in Glenarm sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Glenarm

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center, Abraham Lincoln Statue
Highlights from your plan
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge ©
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chain of Rocks Bridge as well as Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Glenarm to Saint Louis takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Sullivan.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Chain of Rocks Bridge ©
Chain of Rocks Bridge

few
hours
Sullivan

Sullivan
Sullivan is a city that straddles the border of Franklin County and Crawford County in the U.S. For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sullivan trip planning app .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Sullivan in 1.5 hours. In September in Sullivan, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 1st (Sun), you're off toLeasburg.

Things to do in Sullivan

Parks Outdoors Nature

few
hours
Leasburg

Leasburg ©
Leasburg is a village in Crawford County, Missouri, United States. You've now added Onondaga Cave State Park to your itinerary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Leasburg trip planner.

Leasburg is just a short distance from Sullivan. In September, daytime highs in Leasburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marshfield.

Things to do in Leasburg

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Onondaga Cave State Park ©
Onondaga Cave State Park

few
hours
Marshfield

Marshfield ©
Marshfield is a city in Webster County, Missouri, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Webster County Circuit Court / Hubble Telescope Replica.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marshfield online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Leasburg to Marshfield takes 2 hours. September in Marshfield sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Springfield.
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Route 66 Car Museum as well as Fantastic Caverns.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Springfield route planner .

You can drive from Marshfield to Springfield in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carthage.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Route 66 Car Museum ©
Route 66 Car Museum

few
hours
Carthage

Carthage ©
Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carthage day trip planning app .

You can drive from Springfield to Carthage in 1.5 hours. September in Carthage sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carthage

Museums

Side Trip

George Washington Carver National Monument
Highlights from your plan

few
hours
Joplin

Joplin ©
Joplin or is a city in southern Jasper County and northern Newton County in the southwestern corner of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Falls.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Joplin online trip builder .

Joplin is just a short distance from Carthage. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Joplin

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Falls ©
Grand Falls

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