58 days in Illinois Itinerary

58 days in Illinois Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Illinois holiday planner

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Moline
— 5 nights
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Effingham
— 4 nights
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Mount Vernon
— 2 nights
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Rockford
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Naperville
— 4 nights
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Peoria
— 3 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Quincy
— 4 nights
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Champaign
— 4 nights
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Decatur
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 5 nights
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Marion
— 4 nights
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Carbondale
— 3 nights
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Moline

— 5 nights
Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. and Ulysses S. Grant Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Moline: Brucemore (in Cedar Rapids) and Galena (Spas, River Bend Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Jumer's Casino Rock Island, admire the masterpieces at Figge Art Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Riverside Cemetery, and get all the information you need at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moline journey planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Moline is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Moline reach 33°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Moline

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Effingham

— 4 nights
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Saint Louis Art Museum and National Blues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Effingham: Saint Louis (Old Courthouse, Missouri History Museum, &more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery and get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Effingham itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Moline to Effingham in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In June in Effingham, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Vernon.

Things to do in Effingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Mount Vernon

— 2 nights
Mount Vernon known as "The King City" is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): go for a walk through Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, then take in the pleasant sights at 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: look for all kinds of wild species at South Marcum campground.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mount Vernon trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Effingham to Mount Vernon in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mount Vernon can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Mount Vernon

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Rockford

— 5 nights
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Mounds and Geneva Lake Shore Path. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Mustard Museum and Historical Auto Attractions. Explore Rockford's surroundings by going to Wollersheim Winery & Distillery (in Prairie du Sac), Bavaria Sausage Kitchen (in Fitchburg) and Rotary Botanical Gardens (in Janesville). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chazen Museum of Art, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, and have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum.

To plan Rockford vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Mount Vernon to Rockford in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Let the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Oriental Institute Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Wilmette to see Baha'i House of Worship about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Name Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, contemplate the long history of Garfield Park Conservatory, and take a stroll through Lincoln Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

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. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Naperville

— 4 nights
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and a suburb of Chicago. Head to Chicago Premium Outlets and St. Charles History Museum and The Curious Fox Giftfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Norwegian Settlers Memorial (in Sheridan), Volo Auto Museum (in Volo) and Woodfield Mall (in Schaumburg). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, steep yourself in history at Cantigny Park, and brush up on your military savvy at First Division Museum at Cantigny.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Naperville trip maker app.

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 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Peoria.

Things to do in Naperville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Peoria

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will get to explore Caterpillar Visitors Center and Wheels O' Time Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Dickson Mounds Museum and Kickapoo Creek Winery.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Peoria trip planning site.

Drive from Naperville to Peoria in 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 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Peoria

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Bloomington

— 4 nights
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Evergreen Memorial Cemetery and David Davis Mansion State Historic Site. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Prairie Aviation Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bloomington side-trips: Pontiac (Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, Livingston County War Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, admire the striking features of Atlanta Public Library, stroll the grounds of Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees, and stroll through Constitution Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bloomington online travel route planner.

Getting from Peoria to Bloomington by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Quincy.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Quincy

— 4 nights
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. Visiting Mark Twain Cave and Cameron Cave and Lovers Leap will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Historic Nauvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Quincy side-trips: Brigham Young Home (in Nauvoo) and Hannibal (Rockcliffe Mansion & Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Quincy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gardner Museum, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and stop by Boyer's Western Wear.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Quincy itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bloomington to Quincy takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Champaign.

Things to do in Quincy

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Champaign

— 4 nights
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Get outdoors at Turkey Run State Park and Boneyard Creek Trail. Museum-lovers will appreciate Krannert Art Museum and The Vault Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Champaign: Linden Depot Museum (in Linden), Candles Holocaust Museum (in Terre Haute) and Ernie Pyle World War II Museum (in Dana). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Larry Kanfer Photography, take in nature's colorful creations at Idea Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Champaign County History Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Champaign day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Quincy to Champaign in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Champaign can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Decatur.

Things to do in Champaign

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Decatur

— 2 nights
Decatur is the largest city and the county seat of Macon County in the U.S. state of Illinois. On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Sand Creek Conservation Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Shelbyville. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum and then see the interesting displays at Hieronymus Mueller Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Decatur online attractions planner.

Drive from Champaign to Decatur in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Decatur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Decatur

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Springfield

— 5 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dana-Thomas House and Lincolns New Salem State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Illinois State Museum, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and brush up on your military savvy at Korean War National Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Springfield day trip website.

You can drive from Decatur to Springfield in an hour. July in Springfield sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Marion.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

Marion

— 4 nights
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore and learn at The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Paducah Riverwalk and Purple Toad Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Marion's surroundings by going to Mound City National Cemetery (in Mound City), Garden of the Gods (in Harrisburg) and Little Grand Canyon (in Herod). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, take a peaceful walk through Shawnee National Forest, and head outdoors with Rent One Park.

Planning Marion trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Springfield to Marion in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Marion are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Carbondale.

Things to do in Marion

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Carbondale

— 3 nights
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. Let the collections at The Science Center Of Southern Illinois and Popeye Museum capture your imagination. Rustle Hill Winery and Owl Creek Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Carbondale, make a side trip to see Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Burfordville, approximately Burfordville away. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Giant City State Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Little Grassy Fish Hatchery.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carbondale trip itinerary maker app.

Carbondale is just a short distance from Marion. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Carbondale

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Illinois travel guide

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Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.