42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Figge Art Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). There's much more to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, and stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moline travel itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Moline is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Moline reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Galena, Buffalo Bill Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Figge Art Museum, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

3
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum and Beall Woods State Park. Get in touch with nature at Lake Shelbyville and TREC Calico Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Effingham: Thomas Lincoln Cemetery (in Lerna) and Douglas-Hart Nature Center (in Mattoon). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and look for gifts at Hodgson Mill.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Effingham tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Moline to Effingham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June in Effingham, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Lake Shelbyville, Beall Woods State Park, Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Beall Woods State Park ©
Beall Woods State Park

3
nights
Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Geneva Lake Shore Path and Discovery Center Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Burpee Museum of Natural History and John Deere Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead) and New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Rockford trip planner.

Getting from Effingham to Rockford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. June in Rockford sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Decatur Dairy, New Glarus Brewing Company, John Deere Historic Site, Geneva Lake Shore Path
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chicago Riverwalk and Lakefront Trail. Step out of Chicago to go to Wilmette and see Baha'i House of Worship, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and explore the galleries of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online travel planner.

Drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. June in Chicago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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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. Shop till you drop at Chicago Premium Outlets and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Get a sense of the local culture at Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naperville side-trips: Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naperville sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Naperville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wheaton, Utica, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Volo Auto Museum, Chicago Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Visiting Grand View Drive and Constitution Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caterpillar Visitors Center and IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap) and Museum of the Gilding Arts (in Pontiac). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington journey planner.

Drive from Naperville to Bloomington in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peoria, Pontiac, Wheels O' Time Museum
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wheels O' Time Museum ©
Wheels O' Time Museum

3
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rockcliffe Mansion and Gardner Museum. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal) and Brigham Young Home (in Nauvoo). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum and look for gifts at Boyer's Western Wear.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Quincy travel route planner.

Getting from Bloomington to Quincy by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Quincy, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dana-Thomas House and Lincolns New Salem State Park. Illinois State Museum and Illinois State Military Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, make a trip to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Springfield route app.

You can drive from Quincy to Springfield in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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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

3
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Get outdoors at Garden of the Gods and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve. Get some cultural insight at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Riverwalk. Step out of Marion to go to Paducah and see Purple Toad Winery, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: get outside with Rent One Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Marion trip planning app.

Getting from Springfield to Marion by car takes about 3 hours. June in Marion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paducah, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, Garden of the Gods
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:
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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

8
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marquand Historic Park and Cave Vineyard. Get in touch with nature at Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carbondale: Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve), Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center (in Cape Girardeau) and Chester (Popeye Museum & Little Mary's River Covered Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Stars and Stripes Museum, see the interesting displays at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois, learn about winemaking at Rustle Hill Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Little Grassy Fish Hatchery.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Carbondale trip planner.

Carbondale is very close to Marion. July in Carbondale sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Cobden, Makanda, Chester, Stars and Stripes Museum
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 11:
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Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Stars and Stripes Museum ©
Stars and Stripes Museum

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