49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Moline
— 5 nights
2
Effingham
— 2 nights
3
Rockford
— 4 nights
4
Chicago
— 6 nights
5
Naperville
— 4 nights
6
Peoria
— 4 nights
7
Bloomington
— 4 nights
8
Quincy
— 4 nights
9
Champaign
— 4 nights
10
Marion
— 4 nights
11
Carbondale
— 6 nights

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Brucemore. Get some cultural insight at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Bill Museum, and get advice or help at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moline online travel 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Galena, Walcott, Brucemore, Buffalo Bill Museum, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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Riverside Cemetery ©
Riverside Cemetery
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

2
nights
Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. On the 7th (Sun), trek along TREC Calico Trail, see the interesting displays at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum, thendo a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and finally revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through The Big Yardstick, take a peaceful walk through Douglas-Hart Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Shelbyville.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Effingham visit website.

You can drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Effingham can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Big Yardstick, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Lake Shelbyville
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum ©

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Chazen Museum of Art and Discovery Center Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockford: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, see the interesting displays at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Rockford Art Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rockford trip itinerary planning site.

You can 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Geneva Lake Shore Path, New Glarus Brewing Company, Cave of the Mounds, Chazen Museum of Art, Decatur Dairy
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company
Chazen Museum of Art ©
Chazen Museum of Art

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Chicago Riverwalk and Holy Name Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Chicago Cultural Center and Garfield Park Conservatory. There's still lots to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll around Millennium Park, examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, and explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chicago using our 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. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 18:
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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
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Visiting Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Volo Auto Museum and First Division Museum at Cantigny. Take a break from Naperville with a short trip to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, look for gifts at Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, look for all kinds of wild species at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, and brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naperville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Naperville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wheaton, Utica, Chicago Premium Outlets, Volo Auto Museum, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Peoria

Peoria ©
Step out of the city life by going to Grand View Drive and Wildlife Prairie Park. Explore hidden gems such as Dana-Thomas House and Wheels O' Time Museum. Explore Peoria's surroundings by going to Dickson Mounds Museum (in Lewistown), Lincolns New Salem State Park (in Petersburg) and Springfield (Illinois State Museum & The Lincoln Home Visitor Center).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Peoria trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Peoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Peoria, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Springfield, Wheels O' Time Museum, Dickson Mounds Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park, Lincolns New Salem State Park
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:
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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

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Korean War National Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old State Capitol and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bloomington: Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum & Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, and trek along Constitution Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bloomington trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Peoria to Bloomington takes an hour. June in Bloomington sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontiac, Springfield
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Rockcliffe Mansion. Let the collections at Quincy Museum and Gardner Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Quincy side-trips: Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home, Historic Nauvoo, &more) and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at All Wars Museum, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and look for gifts at Boyer's Western Wear.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Quincy trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bloomington to Quincy by car takes about 3 hours. June in Quincy sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Champaign.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nauvoo, Hannibal
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion

4
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turkey Run State Park and Larry Kanfer Photography. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Krannert Art Museum and Champaign County History Museum. Step out of Champaign to go to Linden and see Linden Depot Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Boneyard Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods, take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden, and learn about winemaking at Alto Vineyards and Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Champaign trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Quincy to Champaign in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Urbana, Linden Depot Museum, Turkey Run State Park
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
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Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
Linden Depot Museum ©
Linden Depot Museum
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Garden of the Gods and Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marion: Little Grand Canyon (in Herod), Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery) and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve (in Vienna). There's more to do: head outdoors with Rent One Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marion sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Champaign to Marion by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Little Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:
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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

6
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. Get some cultural insight at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Rustle Hill Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carbondale: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville), Sainte Genevieve (Cave Vineyard & Pickle Springs Natural Area) and Popeye Museum (in Chester). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Owl Creek Vineyard, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, and stroll around Boo Rochman Memorial Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carbondale travel route planner.

Carbondale is just a stone's throw from Marion. July in Carbondale sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Cobden, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Giant City State Park, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Owl Creek Vineyard ©
Owl Creek Vineyard

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