34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Moline
— 3 nights
5
Bloomington
— 4 nights
6
Springfield
— 5 nights
7
Effingham
— 4 nights
8
Marion
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore and learn at The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chicago journey maker app.

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Chicago reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail

3
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. You'll explore and learn at Volo Auto Museum and Cantigny Park. Escape the urban bustle at Matthiessen State Park and Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift (in Saint Charles) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot and revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naperville online journey planner.

Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Utica, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Chicago Premium Outlets, Cantigny Park, Volo Auto Museum
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wollersheim Winery & Distillery and Historical Auto Attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockford: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and examine the collection at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Rockford trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Naperville to Rockford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Moline.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Cave of the Mounds, New Glarus Brewing Company, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Decatur Dairy
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company

3
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riverside Cemetery and River Bend Gallery. Explore Moline's surroundings by going to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. & Spas). There's still lots to do: stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop and try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

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Getting from Rockford to Moline by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, Jumer's Casino Rock Island
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
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. You'll explore and learn at Caterpillar Visitors Center and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Wheels O' Time Museum and Museum of the Gilding Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City) and Grand View Drive (in Peoria). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prairie Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History, stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and browse the different shops at Eastland Mall.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bloomington itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moline to Bloomington takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Wildlife Prairie Park, Wheels O' Time Museum
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Lincolns New Salem State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rockcliffe Mansion and Illinois State Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, and make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

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Getting from Bloomington to Springfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Springfield, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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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

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at National Blues Museum and Missouri History Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm), Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville) and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Effingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Effingham takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Lake Shelbyville, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History Museum

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Shawnee National Forest. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Purple Toad Winery (in Paducah), Rendleman Orchards (in Alto Pass) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda). It doesn't end there: head outdoors with Rent One Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Marion trip planner.

Traveling by car from Effingham to Marion takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Rendleman Orchards, Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

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