From Lincoln, it's approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the east to Champaign and 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the southwest to St. Louis.
Leave time to visit the the Heritage In Flight Museum. It's a great place to stop in at while you are in Lincoln.
Lincoln is not the only place in Central Illinois worth exploring; visitors with plenty of time can also take a day trip or two to experience the magic of the surrounding landscapes, cities and towns. Clinton, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west, and Forsyth, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest of Lincoln are also well worth checking out.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southwest of Lincoln is Springfield, an important regional center where you'll find Shea's Gas Station Museum, University of Illinois at Springfield and Dana-Thomas House. If you're looking for more, check out Henson Robinson Zoo, Rail Golf Course and Knights Action before returning to Lincoln.
To learn about local culture, make a beeline for Central Illinois' history museums.
Take a big breath and de-stress as you have a go at this region's more relaxing pastimes such as picnicking and camping.
The nearest major airport, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, is located in Springfield, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest of Lincoln, a handy point to remember when booking your vacation.