16 days in South Bend, Bentonville & Ames Itinerary

16 days in South Bend, Bentonville & Ames Itinerary

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South Bend
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bentonville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ames
— 4 nights
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South Bend — 5 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Explore South Bend's surroundings by going to Krasl Art Center (in Saint Joseph), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Confections with Convictions (in Kalamazoo). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, see the interesting displays at Air Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read South Bend trip itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to South Bend is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to South Bend due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in December: high temperatures in South Bend hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bentonville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Bentonville — 4 nights

Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
When in Bentonville, make a side trip to see Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens in Fayetteville, approximately Fayetteville away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum, stroll around Bentonville Town Square, and have fun and explore at Scott Family Amazeum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentonville travel route planning website.

Getting from South Bend to Bentonville by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from South Bend in December; daily highs in Bentonville reach 11°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Ames.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Ames — 4 nights

Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. Explore Ames' surroundings by going to Cedar Rapids (NewBo City Market & Brucemore), Historic Park Inn Hotel (in Mason City) and Seven Oaks Recreation (in Boone). And it doesn't end there: gain insight at Iowa State University, take in nature's colorful creations at Reiman Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Fort Custer Maze, and see the interesting displays at Brunnier Art Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ames trip maker site.

Getting from Bentonville to Ames by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bentonville in December: high temperatures in Ames hover around 1°C and lows are around -9°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Sun).
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips