46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 4 nights
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Effingham
— 4 nights
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Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
5
Naperville
— 3 nights
6
Bloomington
— 4 nights
7
Champaign
— 2 nights
8
Quincy
— 4 nights
9
Springfield
— 6 nights
10
Marion
— 4 nights
11
Carbondale
— 4 nights

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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Visit Ulysses S. Grant Home and Riverside Cemetery for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Galena (Spas & River Bend Gallery) and Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (in West Branch). There's lots more to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moline online trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Moline. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Moline at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Galena, Buffalo Bill Museum, Figge Art Museum, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Blues Museum and Missouri History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum, do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Effingham online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Moline to Effingham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Effingham, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
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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

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Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. You'll explore and learn at National Mustard Museum and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions, and learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockford trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Effingham to Rockford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Rockford can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Janesville, National Mustard Museum, Historical Auto Attractions, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Cave of the Mounds
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Historical Auto Attractions ©
Historical Auto Attractions

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral are in your itinerary. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Centerfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory.

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You can drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Do your shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets and Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More. Step out of the city life by going to Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Take a break from Naperville with a short trip to Volo Auto Museum in Volo, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot, explore the galleries of Cantigny Park, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

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Drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utica, Wheaton, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, Volo Auto Museum, Chicago Premium Outlets
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and McLean County Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Wildlife Prairie Park (in Hanna City), Grand View Drive (in Peoria) and Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum & Livingston County Courthouse). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library, make a trip to Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, and hike along Constitution Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington visit planner.

You can drive from Naperville to Bloomington in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Atlanta Public Library, Wheels O' Time Museum, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, hike along Busey Woods, and then hike along Boneyard Creek Trail. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Champaign County History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Krannert Art Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Larry Kanfer Photography, and finally admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Champaign road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Champaign takes an hour. In June in Champaign, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Urbana, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
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Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art Museum

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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. Appreciate the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and John Wood Mansion. Escape the urban bustle at Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave and Lovers Leap. Venture out of the city with trips to Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo) and Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse (in Hannibal). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mark Twain Boyhood Home, see the interesting displays at All Wars Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gardner Museum, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Quincy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Champaign to Quincy in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dana-Thomas House and Lincolns New Salem State Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old State Capitol and Pasfield House. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, contemplate the long history of Great Western Depot, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Springfield planner.

Traveling by car from Quincy to Springfield takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Lincolns New Salem State Park, Sugar Creek Covered Bridge
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Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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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 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. You'll explore and learn at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Venture out of the city with trips to Little Grand Canyon (in Herod) and Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Rent One Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marion tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Little Grand Canyon, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, Garden of the Gods
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:
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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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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. Get some cultural insight at Rustle Hill Winery and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. Let the collections at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum capture your imagination. Explore Carbondale's surroundings by going to Sainte Genevieve (Cave Vineyard & Pickle Springs Natural Area). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Giant City State Park and learn about winemaking at Hickory Ridge Vineyard.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carbondale trip itinerary site.

Carbondale is just a stone's throw from Marion. In July in Carbondale, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Rustle Hill Winery, Popeye Museum, Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Giant City State Park
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:
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Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Rustle Hill Winery ©
Rustle Hill Winery

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