11 days in Bloomington & Fairbury Itinerary

11 days in Bloomington & Fairbury Itinerary

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11 days in Bloomington & Fairbury Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  8​h
1
Bloomington
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Fairbury
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tucson

5
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Lincoln Memorial Garden and Old State Capitol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Outlets at Tuscola and Beachy's Bulk Foods. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Joliet (Joliet Iron Works Historic Site & Harrah's Joliet Casino), Springfield (Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, & more) and Utica (Starved Rock State Park & August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Eastland Mall and look for gifts at BEER NUTS.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip planner .

Tucson to Bloomington is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in August, things will get slightly colder in Bloomington: highs are around 82°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Fairbury.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Utica, Joliet, Beachy's Bulk Foods, Outlets at Tuscola
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Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Fairbury

Fairbury
Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States. Get outdoors at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Roca Berry Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum and Pioneer Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fairbury: Ashland (Eugene T. Mahoney State Park & Cellar 426 Winery), Baker's Candies (in Greenwood) and Prairie Queen Recreation Area (in Papillion). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Willa Cather Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fairbury trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bloomington to Fairbury. In August, daytime highs in Fairbury are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fairbury

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ashland, Roca Berry Farm, Pioneer Village, Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, The Willa Cather Foundation
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
Pioneer Village ©
Pioneer Village