8 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

8 days in Land of Lincoln Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Springfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Casey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Champaign
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Pontiac
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Pittsburgh

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Take a break from Springfield with a short trip to Lincolns New Salem State Park in Petersburg, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, stroll around Union Square Park, and examine the collection at Illinois State Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Springfield trip itinerary site.

Pittsburgh to Springfield is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pittsburgh to Springfield due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in September, expect nights in Springfield to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Casey.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum ©
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Casey

Casey ©
Casey is a city in Clark and Cumberland counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to World's Largest Rocking Chair, then don't miss a visit to World Largest Wind Chime, then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Mailbox, and finally don't miss a visit to World Largest Golf Tee.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Casey travel route builder site.

You can drive from Springfield to Casey in 2.5 hours. In September in Casey, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Champaign.
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World Largest Wind Chime ©
World Largest Wind Chime
World's Largest Mailbox ©
World's Largest Mailbox
World's Largest Rocking Chair ©
World's Largest Rocking Chair

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Champaign

Champaign ©
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Idea Garden, then let the kids burn off some steam at Meadowbrook Park, then get your game on at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, and finally get lost in a book at Champaign Public Library. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of David Davis Mansion State Historic Site, then meet the residents at Miller Park Zoo, and then get engrossed in the history at McLean County Museum of History.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Champaign day trip website.

Drive from Casey to Champaign in 1.5 hours. In September in Champaign, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pontiac.

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bloomington, Urbana
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Miller Park Zoo ©
Miller Park Zoo
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch ©
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site ©
David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

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Pontiac

Pontiac ©
Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Livingston County War Museum, examine the collection at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum, and then examine the collection at Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pontiac planner.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Pontiac takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pontiac

Museums
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IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum ©
IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum ©
Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum
Livingston County War Museum ©
Livingston County War Museum