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Illinois Holidays

Embark on an Illinois holiday and wander through this classic Midwestern state. Take to the Great River Road and follow the Mississippi River on its winding journey through the state. Discover Illinois’s gems among the rolling farmland, from the humming city of Chicago to magnificent canyons, waterfalls and other natural wonders. 

Illinois is a state of farmland, open prairies and natural wonders, punctuated every now and then by charming cities and towns. A nature lover’s paradise, it offers endless miles of hiking trails. Find yourself in wilderness and walk through the canyons at Starved Rock State Park, stumbling across flowing waterfalls as you go, or head to Shawnee National Forest and find Burden Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the state. Marvel at the unusual rock formations at Matthiessen State Park and take in the park’s unique mix of forest, streams and prairies. Take a break from the boundless nature and journey to the beautiful town of Galena. A town overflowing with history, its streets are lined with Greek Revival, French Colonial, Gothic Revival and Queen Anne buildings waiting to be explored. 

Illinois’s Beating Heart

Juxtaposed against Illinois’s luscious country is one of America’s most famous cities: Chicago. Walk the city’s streets and marvel at the awe-inspiring architecture and impressive skyline, whilst notes of live blues music floats by from the nearest cocktail bar. 

If you feel up for it, why not take on Route 66 and drive across the country to Los Angeles, making stops at some unforgettable destinations along the way, like the Route 66 Museum in Oklahoma, Las Vegas and the Santa Monica Pier.

Destination Highlights
  • Learn more about the 16th president of the United States and the American Civil War at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
  • Visit the Dana Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1902 and now open to the public
  • Visit the Route 66 museum in Pontiac
  • Walk through the woodlands and hills of Shawnee National Forest

Time Zone

GMT -6 hours

Flight Time

Approx 9 hours; direct flights from the UK are available


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Health Information

No vaccinations required

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