30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Naperville
— 3 nights
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Rockford
— 5 nights
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Bloomington
— 4 nights
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Springfield
— 5 nights
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Effingham
— 2 nights
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Marion
— 4 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Riverwalk. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Lakefront Trail, stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory, wander the streets of Lincoln Park, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Naperville.

Things to do in Chicago

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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

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Naperville

Naperville ©
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Matthiessen State Park and Starved Rock State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Riverwalk Lot and Cantigny Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pioneer Sholes Historic Site (in Saint Charles) and Volo Auto Museum (in Volo). There's still lots to do: revel in the low prices at Chicago Premium Outlets and admire the sheer force of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naperville online journey builder.

Getting from Chicago to Naperville by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naperville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Rockford.

Things to do in Naperville

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Volo Auto Museum ©
Volo Auto Museum

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Rockford

Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulysses S. Grant Home and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens. Appreciate the collections at National Mustard Museum and Galena Center for the Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Rockford side-trips: Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva) and Galena (Spas & Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens, examine the collection at Historical Auto Attractions, learn more about the world around you at Burpee Museum of Natural History, and explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Center Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Naperville to Rockford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Rockford, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Rockford

Museums · Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries

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Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home
National Mustard Museum ©
National Mustard Museum

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of McLean County, Illinois, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Wildlife Prairie Park and Grand View Drive. Get some cultural insight at Caterpillar Visitors Center and Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. Explore Bloomington's surroundings by going to Pontiac (Livingston County War Museum, IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, &more) and Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of McLean County Museum of History, stop by BEER NUTS, and trek along Constitution Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bloomington day trip planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Bloomington in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Bloomington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center ©
Caterpillar Visitors Center
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Rockcliffe Mansion and Illinois State Military Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Old State Capitol. Step out of Springfield with an excursion to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and examine the collection at Illinois State Museum.

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Getting from Bloomington to Springfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Springfield are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Effingham.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home ©
Mark Twain Boyhood Home
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincolns New Salem State Park ©
Lincolns New Salem State Park

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Effingham

Effingham ©
Effingham is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Effingham County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Hodgson Mill, then trek along TREC Calico Trail, then do a tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery, and finally see the interesting displays at Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Big Yardstick, then delve into the lush surroundings at Douglas-Hart Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Shelbyville.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Effingham trip planning app.

You can drive from Springfield to Effingham in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Effingham are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marion.

Things to do in Effingham

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Douglas-Hart Nature Center ©
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum ©
Mid America Motorworks, My Garage Museum

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Marion

Marion ©
Marion is a city in and the county seat of Williamson County, Illinois, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National Quilt Museum and Paducah Distilled Spirits. Step off the beaten path and head to Garden of the Gods and Rent One Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Paducah (Paducah Riverwalk & Purple Toad Winery) and Giant City State Park (in Makanda).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marion trip maker app.

You can drive from Effingham to Marion in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Marion can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Marion

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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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

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