18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 4 nights
3
Rockford
— 3 nights
4
Springfield
— 4 nights

5
nights
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 Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, &more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakefront Trail, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, and take an in-depth tour of Chicago History Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Chicago, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

South Bend
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

4
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Cantigny Park and Friends of the Viking Ship. Get some historical perspective at Riverwalk Lot and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Explore Naperville's surroundings by going to IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum (in Pontiac), Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve and examine the collection at Batavia Depot Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Naperville driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Chicago to Naperville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naperville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Utica, Batavia, IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, Friends of the Viking Ship, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift
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Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park

3
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Let the collections at Discovery Center Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Anderson Japanese Gardens and Horseshoe Mound. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: Thomson Causeway Recreation Area (in Thomson), Lake Geneva (Geneva Lake & Geneva Lake Shore Path) and Thunder Bay Falls (in Galena). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Naperville to Rockford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Rockford, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Galena, Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area
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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum
Geneva Lake ©
Geneva Lake

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Lincolns New Salem State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials and Dana-Thomas House. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Rockcliffe Mansion in Hannibal, approximately Hannibal away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Springfield online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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