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Logan — 1 night

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave and then trek along Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, then admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave.

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Washington to Logan is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Traveling from Washington in December, expect nights in Logan to be about the same, around 29°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Galena.
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Galena — 2 nights

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): play a few rounds at The General at Eagle Ridge, then fly down the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort, then do a tasting at Galena Cellars Winery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally admire the sheer force of Thunder Bay Falls.

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You can fly from Logan to Galena in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Logan to Galena. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Logan in December: high temperatures in Galena hover around 31°F and lows are around 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oglesby.
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Oglesby — 1 night

On the 25th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Matthiessen State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park.

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Traveling by car from Galena to Oglesby takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in December, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marquette.
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Marquette — 3 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Get in touch with nature at Munising Falls and Presque Isle Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sugarloaf Mountain and Lakenenland Sculpture Park. Go for a jaunt from Marquette to Munising to see Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore about 1h 20 min away.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Oglesby to Marquette. The time zone difference when traveling from Oglesby to Marquette is 1 hour. Traveling from Oglesby in December, things will get slightly colder in Marquette: highs are around 26°F and lows about 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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