10 days in Chicago, South Bend & Athens Itinerary

10 days in Chicago, South Bend & Athens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive
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South Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive to Rickenbacker International Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chicago Riverwalk and Garfield Park Conservatory. Take a break from the city and head to Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. Take a break from Chicago with a short trip to Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Name Cathedral.

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Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in May; daily highs in Chicago reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Bend.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

South Bend — 2 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Studebaker National Museum and then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the South Bend online tour planner.

Drive from Chicago to South Bend in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to South Bend is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in South Bend are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trip

Athens — 2 nights

Athens is a city in and the county seat of Athens County, Ohio, United States. On the 18th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave and then hike along Cedar Falls Hiking Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Old Man's Cave and then stroll around Strouds Run State Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Athens travel route builder website.

You can drive from South Bend to Athens in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip