3 days in Illinois Itinerary

3 days in Illinois Itinerary

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Rock Island
— 1 day
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Galena
— 2 nights
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Rock Island — 1 day

Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. On the 20th (Tue), stroll around Sunset Park and then try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rock Island online trip itinerary maker.

Houston to Rock Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for little chillier days in Rock Island, with highs around 62°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galena.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks
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Galena — 2 nights

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at River Bend Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally learn about winemaking at Galena Cellars Winery. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at Massbach Ridge Tasting Room, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get engrossed in the history at Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galena visit planning app.

Drive from Rock Island to Galena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rock Island in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galena: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Shopping · Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.
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