54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Moline
— 5 nights
2
Effingham
— 4 nights
3
Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
4
Rockford
— 5 nights
5
Chicago
— 6 nights
6
Naperville
— 4 nights
7
Peoria
— 3 nights
8
Bloomington
— 4 nights
9
Champaign
— 2 nights
10
Quincy
— 4 nights
11
Springfield
— 5 nights
12
Marion
— 4 nights
13
Carbondale
— 4 nights

5
nights
Moline

Moline ©
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulysses S. Grant Home and Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.. Museum-lovers will appreciate Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum. Explore Moline's surroundings by going to Cedar Rapids (Brucemore & National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library) and Galena (Spas & Root Beer Revelry). The adventure continues: try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, examine the collection at Buffalo Bill Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moline driving holiday planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, Moline is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Galena, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, Jumer's Casino Rock Island, Buffalo Bill Museum
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Saint Louis Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site and Old Courthouse are in your itinerary. Explore Effingham's surroundings by going to Saint Louis (Missouri History Museum, National Blues Museum, &more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

Plan my day in Effingham using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mount Vernon.

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

2
nights
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon ©
Mount Vernon known as "The King City" is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States. On the 11th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Jefferson County Historical Village, and then see the interesting displays at Hall of Honor & Military Museum. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center and then identify plant and animal life at South Marcum campground.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Vernon trip planner.

You can drive from Effingham to Mount Vernon in 1.5 hours. June in Mount Vernon sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

South Marcum campground, Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Cedarhurst Center for the Arts ©
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
South Marcum campground ©
South Marcum campground
Jefferson County Historical Village ©
Jefferson County Historical Village

5
nights
Rockford

Rockford
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Cave of the Mounds and National Mustard Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chazen Museum of Art and Discovery Center Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockford: New Glarus Brewing Company (in New Glarus), Military Ridge State Trail (in Verona) and Lake Geneva (Geneva Lake Shore Path & Historic Steppingstone). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, deepen your understanding at Rotary Botanical Gardens, and learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockford driving holiday planner.

Drive from Mount Vernon to Rockford in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Rockford, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Cave of the Mounds, National Mustard Museum, New Glarus Brewing Company, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:
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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Chicago Cultural Center and Museum of Science and Industry will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Wilmette to see Baha'i House of Worship about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip itinerary planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Baha'i House of Worship
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
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. Shop till you drop at Chicago Premium Outlets and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift. Appreciate the collections at Volo Auto Museum and First Division Museum at Cantigny. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naperville: Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg) and Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk Lot, brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, and kick back and relax at Centennial Beach.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Naperville trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Chicago to Naperville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Naperville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Utica, Wheaton, Woodfield Mall, Volo Auto Museum, St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Gift
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park

3
nights
Peoria

Peoria ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Grand View Drive and Wildlife Prairie Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Peoria: Galesburg Railroad Museum (in Galesburg) and Dickson Mounds Museum (in Lewistown).

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Peoria itinerary site.

Getting from Naperville to Peoria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. June in Peoria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wildlife Prairie Park, Wheels O' Time Museum, Galesburg Railroad Museum, Dickson Mounds Museum
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Dickson Mounds Museum ©
Dickson Mounds Museum
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

4
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Let the collections at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Museum of the Gilding Arts capture your imagination. Step out of Bloomington with an excursion to Livingston County War Museum in Pontiac--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Prairie Aviation Museum, contemplate the long history of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, tour the pleasant surroundings at Constitution Trail, and take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington road trip site.

You can drive from Peoria to Bloomington in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Bloomington are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Champaign.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pontiac, Atlanta Public Library, Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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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

2
nights
Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to The Vault Art Gallery, get curious at Orpheum Children's Science Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Champaign County History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): hike along Boneyard Creek Trail, thenexplore the world behind art at Krannert Art Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Champaign travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Champaign takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Champaign are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Idea Garden, The Vault Art Gallery
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:
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Krannert Art Museum ©
Krannert Art Museum
The Vault Art Gallery ©
The Vault Art Gallery
Champaign County History Museum ©
Champaign County History 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. Popular historic sites such as Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave and Lovers Leap. Explore Quincy's surroundings by going to Rockcliffe Mansion (in Hannibal) and Nauvoo (Brigham Young Home & Historic Nauvoo). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Quincy Museum, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stop by Boyer's Western Wear, and get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Quincy online holiday planner.

You can drive from Champaign to Quincy in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Quincy can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Quincy

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hannibal, Nauvoo
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Rockcliffe Mansion ©
Rockcliffe Mansion
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dana-Thomas House and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Visit Old State Capitol and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for their historical value. Take a break from Springfield with a short trip to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Illinois State Museum, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, brush up on your military savvy at Illinois State Military Museum, and steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Springfield attractions planner.

Getting from Quincy to Springfield by car takes about 2 hours. July in Springfield sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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 10 — 15:
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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 a sense of the local culture at The National Quilt Museum and Purple Toad Winery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon. Explore Marion's surroundings by going to Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Paducah Distilled Spirits) and Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve (in Vienna). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and get outside with Rent One Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marion trip planner.

You can drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. In July in Marion, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paducah, Little Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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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
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. Step out of the city life by going to Giant City State Park and Little Grassy Fish Hatchery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rustle Hill Winery and Popeye Museum. When in Carbondale, make a side trip to see Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville, approximately Burfordville away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and learn about winemaking at Owl Creek Vineyard.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carbondale online trip planner.

Carbondale is just a stone's throw from Marion. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Cobden, Makanda, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Popeye Museum
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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The Science Center Of Southern Illinois ©
The Science Center Of Southern Illinois
Giant City State Park ©
Giant City State Park
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site ©
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site

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