42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Chicago
— 5 nights
2
Naperville
— 3 nights
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Moline
— 5 nights
5
Bloomington
— 4 nights
6
Quincy
— 4 nights
7
Springfield
— 5 nights
8
Effingham
— 4 nights
9
Marion
— 4 nights
10
Carbondale
— 2 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Chicago Cultural Center, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago online day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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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. Popular historic sites such as Riverwalk Lot and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Volo Auto Museum and Starved Rock State Park. When in Naperville, make a side trip to see Matthiessen State Park in Utica, approximately Utica away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, hike along Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, and revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Naperville trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naperville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Utica, Cantigny Park, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, 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. Get outdoors at Cave of the Mounds and Severson Dells Nature Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Mustard Museum and Discovery Center Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens and examine the collection at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip itinerary app.

Drive from Naperville to Rockford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moline.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Janesville, Historical Auto Attractions, National Mustard Museum, Cave of the Mounds, Geneva Lake Shore Path
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ulysses S. Grant Home and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Riverside Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Moline side-trips: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more), Albany Mounds State Historic Site (in Albany) and Brucemore (in Cedar Rapids). There's lots more to do: stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, and try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Moline trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rockford to Moline takes 2.5 hours. June in Moline sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Galena, Buffalo Bill Museum, Albany Mounds State Historic Site, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Figge Art Museum
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City), Grand View Drive (in Peoria) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, stroll through Constitution Trail, and stroll the grounds of Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bloomington trip builder app.

You can drive from Moline to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, Wildlife Prairie Park, Wheels O' Time Museum
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

4
nights
Quincy

Quincy ©
Quincy, known as Illinois's "Gem City," is a city in and the county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States, located on the Mississippi River. Popular historic sites such as Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Rockcliffe Mansion and Quincy Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quincy: Hannibal (Lovers Leap, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, &more) and Brigham Young Home (in Nauvoo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at All Wars Museum, stop by Boyer's Western Wear, get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Quincy trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bloomington to Quincy in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Popular historic sites such as Dana-Thomas House and Edwards Place Historic Home are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Illinois State Museum and Korean War National Museum. When in Springfield, make a side trip to see Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, approximately Petersburg away. The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, and contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springfield attractions planning tool.

Getting from Quincy to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lincolns New Salem State Park
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
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Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and National Blues Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Missouri History Museum. Explore Effingham's surroundings by going to Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at TREC Calico Trail, learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery, and revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill.

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

Getting from Springfield to Effingham by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
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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. Explore hidden gems such as The National Quilt Museum and Garden of the Gods. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paducah Riverwalk and Mound City National Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Little Grand Canyon (in Herod), Purple Toad Winery (in Paducah) and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center (in Cypress). There's more to do: head outdoors with Rent One Park and delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marion road trip site.

Drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paducah, Mound City National Cemetery, Little Grand Canyon, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Shawnee National Forest
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The National Quilt Museum ©
The National Quilt Museum
Purple Toad Winery ©
Purple Toad Winery

2
nights
Carbondale

Carbondale ©
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery, thenadmire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park, and then examine the collection at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Carbondale driving holiday planner.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. In July, daytime highs in Carbondale are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Rustle Hill Winery, Giant City State Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
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The Science Center Of Southern Illinois ©
The Science Center Of Southern Illinois
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Rustle Hill Winery ©
Rustle Hill Winery

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