30 days in South Bend & Anchorage Itinerary

30 days in South Bend & Anchorage Itinerary

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South Bend
— 19 nights
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Anchorage
— 10 nights
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South Bend

— 19 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Lighthouses. Relax by the water at North Beach and Weko Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting South Bend side-trips: The Pantry On Tap Oil and Vinegar (in Portage), Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo Valley Museum & Kalamazoo Institute of Arts) and Hickory Corners (Gilmore Car Museum & Midwest Miniatures Museum). The adventure continues: ski along the peaceful trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, hike along Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, see the interesting displays at Mid-America Windmill Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.

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New York City to South Bend is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, South Bend is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 10 nights

The City of Lights and Flowers

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Seward Hwy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, get outside with MotoQuest, and take some stellar pictures from Westchester Lagoon.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Anchorage online holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from South Bend to Anchorage in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from South Bend in September, you will find days in Anchorage are cooler (57°F), and nights are slightly colder (44°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip