46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 4 nights
2
Effingham
— 4 nights
3
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

4
nights
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 Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., River Bend Gallery, &more). 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 °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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 National Blues Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Missouri History Museum and Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville) and Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tuscan Hills Winery and look for gifts at Hodgson Mill.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Effingham travel route planner.

You can drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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

4
nights
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 Raven's Wish Gallery. Step out of Rockford with an excursion to Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, examine the collection at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Effingham to Rockford takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
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 Garfield Park Conservatory are in your itinerary. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Parkfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, take a stroll through The Loop, walk around Millennium Park, and ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

3
nights
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 58 minutes 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.

Plan a Naperville trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

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 °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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 Livingston County War Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Livingston County Courthouse (in Pontiac), Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap) and Grand View Drive (in Peoria). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Prairie Park, trek along Constitution Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Bloomington takes 2 hours. June in Bloomington sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pontiac, Peoria, Atlanta Public Library, Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
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

2
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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, thentake 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 °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Urbana, Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art Museum
Larry Kanfer Photography ©
Larry Kanfer Photography

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. 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 Hannibal (Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gardner Museum, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and stop by Boyer's Western Wear.

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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °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
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

6
nights
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 Great Western Depot. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, contemplate the long history of Pasfield House, learn about all things military at Illinois State Military Museum, 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 °C, and evening lows to °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
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 7:
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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

4
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. You'll explore and learn at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Venture out of the city with trips to Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery) and Little Grand Canyon (in Herod). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and head outdoors with Rent One Park.

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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Little Grand Canyon, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve
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

4
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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 °C during the day and °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, Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Rustle Hill Winery, Popeye Museum, 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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