30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 5 nights
4
Bloomington
— 4 nights
5
Springfield
— 5 nights
6
Effingham
— 2 nights
7
Marion
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Riverwalk. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chicago Cultural Center, stroll through Lincoln Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Matthiessen State Park and Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pioneer Sholes Historic Site (in Saint Charles), Starved Rock State Park (in Utica) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). There's more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Chicago Premium Outlets.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naperville vacation website.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Pioneer Sholes Historic Site, Chicago Premium Outlets, Cantigny Park, Volo Auto Museum
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

5
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulysses S. Grant Home and National Mustard Museum. Appreciate the collections at Discovery Center Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva) and Galena (Spas, Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens and examine the collection at Historical Auto Attractions.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rockford tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Galena, National Mustard Museum, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Historical Auto Attractions
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Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail. Get some cultural insight at Caterpillar Visitors Center and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City), Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum, Route 66 Shield Mural, &more) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, and stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rockford to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Wildlife Prairie Park, Wheels O' Time Museum
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Rockcliffe Mansion and Illinois State Military Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Dana-Thomas House. Step out of Springfield with an excursion to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Springfield day trip site.

You can drive from Bloomington to Springfield in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Effingham.

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

2
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill, thentrek along TREC Calico Trail, thendo a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Big Yardstick, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Shelbyville.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Effingham trip planning app.

You can drive from Springfield to Effingham in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Effingham are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Big Yardstick, Lake Shelbyville, Douglas-Hart Nature Center
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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum ©
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum

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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden of the Gods and Purple Toad Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Paducah Riverwalk (in Paducah) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Rent One Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marion trip planner.

You can drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Giant City State Park
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Rent One Park ©
Rent One Park
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum

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