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
— 5 nights
5
Naperville
— 4 nights
6
Peoria
— 2 nights
7
Bloomington
— 3 nights
8
Champaign
— 3 nights
9
Quincy
— 4 nights
10
Springfield
— 4 nights
11
Marion
— 4 nights
12
Carbondale
— 6 nights

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Appreciate the collections at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Get some historical perspective at Ulysses S. Grant Home and Brucemore. Explore Moline's surroundings by going to Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Spas, &more). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Iowa 80, World's Largest Truck Stop, examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, stroll the grounds of Riverside Cemetery, and try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Moline road trip site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Moline, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Moline is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °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, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Brucemore
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. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and National Blues Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Saint Louis Art Museum and Missouri History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (in Collinsville) and Saint Louis (Old Courthouse & Grant’s Farm). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and revel in the low prices at Hodgson Mill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Effingham trip itinerary app.

Drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. June in Effingham sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Louis, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum

4
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. National Mustard Museum and Historical Auto Attractions will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Change things up with these side-trips from Rockford: Chazen Museum of Art (in Madison) and Janesville (Raven's Wish Gallery & Rotary Botanical Gardens). It doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum and admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker site.

Getting from Effingham to Rockford by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Janesville, Cave of the Mounds, National Mustard Museum, Geneva Lake Shore Path, Historical Auto Attractions
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
Chazen Museum of Art ©
Chazen Museum of Art

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago Cultural Center. Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Water Tower Place. The adventure continues: stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and walk around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary site.

Drive from Rockford to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
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The Loop ©
The Loop
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum

4
nights
Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naperville: Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg). And it doesn't end there: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets, look for all kinds of wild species at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, look for gifts at Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Naperville trip builder website.

You can drive from Chicago to Naperville in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Naperville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, Wheaton, Chicago Premium Outlets, Volo Auto Museum, Woodfield Mall
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

2
nights
Peoria

Peoria ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Grand View Drive, thensee the interesting displays at Caterpillar Visitors Center, and then examine the collection at Catholic Diocese of Peoria Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Prairie Park, see the interesting displays at Wheels O' Time Museum, and then make a trip to Sculpture Walk Peoria.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Peoria holiday planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wheels O' Time Museum, Wildlife Prairie Park
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park
Wheels O' Time Museum ©
Wheels O' Time Museum

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Prairie Aviation Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Livingston County War Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Museum of the Gilding Arts in Pontiac (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Constitution Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Eastland Mall.

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You can drive from Peoria to Bloomington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Pontiac
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Livingston County War Museum ©
Livingston County War Museum

3
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Turkey Run State Park and Larry Kanfer Photography. Get some cultural insight at Krannert Art Museum and Champaign County History Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll through Boneyard Creek Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Busey Woods, admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden, and stroll around Hessel Park.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Champaign online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Champaign takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Champaign are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Urbana, Turkey Run State Park
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
Busey Woods ©
Busey Woods
Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rockcliffe Mansion and Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum. Visit Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Brigham Young Home for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Quincy: Carthage Jail (in Carthage), Nauvoo (Historic Nauvoo & Nauvoo State Park) and Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave (in Hannibal). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Quincy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum, and look for gifts at Boyer's Western Wear.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Quincy day trip tool.

Drive from Champaign to Quincy in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Quincy are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nauvoo, Hannibal, Carthage
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

4
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 Korean War National Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Illinois State Museum and Illinois State Military Museum. Step out of Springfield to go to Petersburg and see Lincolns New Salem State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, contemplate the long history of Edwards Place Historic Home, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Springfield trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Quincy to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough 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 5 — 9:
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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

4
nights
Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Get some cultural insight at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Escape the urban bustle at Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon. Explore Marion's surroundings by going to Paducah (The PAPA Gallery, Purple Toad Winery, &more) and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve (in Vienna). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, take a peaceful walk through Shawnee National Forest, and head outdoors with Rent One Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marion route app.

You can drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. July in Marion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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, Shawnee National Forest
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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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

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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Popeye Museum and The Science Center Of Southern Illinois. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rustle Hill Winery and Watertower Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Carbondale: Pickle Springs Natural Area (in Sainte Genevieve), Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown) and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Giant City State Park, learn about winemaking at Hickory Ridge Vineyard, walk around Boo Rochman Memorial Park, and identify plant and animal life at Little Grassy Fish Hatchery.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carbondale online tour planner.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte Genevieve, Cobden, Makanda, Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Alto Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 19:
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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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