50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 5 nights
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Effingham
— 4 nights
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Rockford
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Naperville
— 4 nights
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Peoria
— 4 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Quincy
— 4 nights
9
Champaign
— 4 nights
10
Marion
— 4 nights
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Carbondale
— 5 nights

5
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Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Riverside Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Brucemore (in Cedar Rapids) and Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, and take an in-depth tour of Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Moline itinerary builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Moline at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Walcott, Figge Art Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Brucemore
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum ©
Iowa 80 Trucking Museum

4
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Old Courthouse. Get some cultural insight at Saint Louis Art Museum and National Blues Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Saint Louis (Missouri History Museum & Grant’s Farm). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at TREC Calico Trail, get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill, and learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Effingham trip builder tool.

You can drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. June in Effingham sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Saint Louis
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History 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 Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead) and New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Historical Auto Attractions.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker tool.

Drive from Effingham to Rockford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Historical Auto Attractions, Cave of the Mounds, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Decatur Dairy, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds

6
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For shopping fun, head to The Magnificent Mile or Chicago Cultural Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chicago Riverwalk and Fourth Presbyterian Church. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, admire the natural beauty at Garfield Park Conservatory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our trip planner.

Getting from Rockford to Chicago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:
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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

4
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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Riverwalk Lot and Volo Auto Museum. You'll explore and learn at Cantigny Park and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Venture out of the city with trips to Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg) and Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). The adventure continues: get some fabulous bargains at Chicago Premium Outlets, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, and identify plant and animal life at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naperville trip planning website.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naperville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift, Volo Auto Museum, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Cantigny Park
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

4
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Peoria

Peoria ©
Explore hidden gems such as Dana-Thomas House and Caterpillar Visitors Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Lincolns New Salem State Park and Wheels O' Time Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Peoria: Dickson Mounds Museum (in Lewistown) and Springfield (Illinois State Museum & The Lincoln Home Visitor Center).

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Peoria road trip planner.

Drive from Naperville to Peoria in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Peoria can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Springfield, Dickson Mounds Museum, Wheels O' Time Museum, Lincolns New Salem State Park, Wildlife Prairie Park
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
Illinois State Museum ©
Illinois State Museum

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Livingston County War Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old State Capitol and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bloomington: Livingston County Courthouse (in Pontiac) and Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials (in Springfield). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, pause for some serene contemplation at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, contemplate the long history of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, and hike along Constitution Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington route planner.

Traveling by car from Peoria to Bloomington takes an hour. In June in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontiac, Springfield, Atlanta Public Library, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Livingston County War Museum ©
Livingston County War Museum

4
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. Let the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and All Wars Museum capture your imagination. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Hannibal (Molly Brown Museum and Home, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse, &more) and Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Nauvoo State Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum, look for gifts at Boyer's Western Wear, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Quincy online trip planner.

You can drive from Bloomington to Quincy in 3 hours. In July in Quincy, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Champaign.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion

4
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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at Krannert Art Museum and Champaign County History Museum. Larry Kanfer Photography and Orpheum Children's Science Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Champaign side-trips: Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall) and The Vault Art Gallery (in Tuscola). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boneyard Creek Trail, look for gifts at Market Place Shopping Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden, and enjoy some diversion at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Champaign, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Quincy to Champaign takes 3.5 hours. July in Champaign sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Turkey Run State Park, Idea Garden, The Vault Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
The Vault Art Gallery ©
The Vault Art Gallery

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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 discover tucked-away gems like The National Quilt Museum and Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center. Get out of town with these interesting Marion side-trips: Paducah (Purple Toad Winery, Paducah Riverwalk, &more) and Little Grand Canyon (in Herod). There's more to do: get outside with Rent One Park and delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marion trip planner.

You can drive from Champaign to Marion in 3 hours. In July in Marion, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Little Grand Canyon
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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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

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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. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum. Visiting Giant City State Park and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center (in Cape Girardeau), Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve) and St Mary Antique Mall (in Saint Mary). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Silver Mines Recreation Area, do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery, and walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Carbondale trip planning tool.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Giant City State Park, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, Pickle Springs Natural Area, St Mary Antique Mall, Rustle Hill Winery
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:
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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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