50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 5 nights
2
Effingham
— 4 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
— 5 nights

5
nights
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 Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Brucemore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Moline: Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: stop by Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, and examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moline trip maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Moline is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: high temperatures in Moline hover around °C and lows are around °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, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Brucemore, 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

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 Missouri History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Saint Louis (National Blues 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 °C and lows of °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 Parks

Side Trip

Saint Louis
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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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: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus) and Decatur Dairy (in Brodhead). 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 °C in June, and nighttime lows around °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

New Glarus Brewing Company, Wollersheim Winery & Distillery, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Cave of the Mounds, Historical Auto Attractions
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery ©
Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
New Glarus Brewing Company ©
New Glarus Brewing Company

6
nights
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 Garfield Park Conservatory. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, walk around Millennium Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral, and visit The Loop.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary builder tool.

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. June in Chicago sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive 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
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. You'll explore and learn at Volo Auto Museum and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Venture out of the city with trips to Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park) and Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg). 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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, Volo Auto Museum, Cantigny Park, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

4
nights
Peoria

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

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Peoria holiday builder app.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Springfield, Lincolns New Salem State Park, Dickson Mounds Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park, Wheels O' Time Museum
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park
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 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 Constitution Trail. 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: get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History, look for gifts at BEER NUTS, admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Peoria to Bloomington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pontiac, Springfield, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, Atlanta Public Library
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
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. Let the collections at Rockcliffe Mansion and Gardner 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, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Quincy vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at Larry Kanfer Photography and Orpheum Children's Science Museum. Krannert Art Museum and Alto Vineyards and Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Champaign side-trips: The Vault Art Gallery (in Tuscola) and Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall). 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 °C and lows of °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

The Vault Art Gallery, Turkey Run State Park, Idea Garden
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

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

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marion trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Champaign to Marion by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marion are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Garden of the Gods, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, Shawnee National Forest, 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

5
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum. Visiting Giant City State Park and Silver Mines Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve), Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville) and St Mary Antique Mall (in Saint Mary). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Rustle Hill Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, 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 °C in July, and nighttime lows around °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

Rustle Hill Winery, Pickle Springs Natural Area, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, St Mary Antique Mall, Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
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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