15 days in Chicago & Sandusky Itinerary

15 days in Chicago & Sandusky Itinerary

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15 days in Chicago & Sandusky Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sandusky
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Buffalo

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Change things up with a short trip to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker site .

Buffalo to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Oak Park, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Horseshoe Hammond
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

8
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country (in Kenton), Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (in Put in Bay) and Perennial Plant Peddler (in Findlay). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Cedar Point, trek along B&O Bike Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Vermilion River Reservation, and kick back and relax at Lakeview Park.

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You can drive from Chicago to Sandusky in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Sandusky due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sandusky

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Clinton, Oberlin, Lorain, Vermilion, Spi
Highlights from your plan
Perennial Plant Peddler ©
Perennial Plant Peddler
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point

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