30 days in South Bend & Anchorage Itinerary

30 days in South Bend & Anchorage Itinerary

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South Bend
— 17 nights
Train to Canal & Van Buren, Fly to Anchorage
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Anchorage
— 12 nights
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South Bend

— 17 nights
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Get in touch with nature at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Joseph Lighthouses and National Automotive and Truck Museum (NATMUS). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Bend: Hickory Creek Winery (in Buchanan), Round Barn Estate (in Baroda) and Lemon Creek Winery (in Berrien Springs). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ruthmere, get engrossed in the history at The History Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Sarett Nature Center, and hike along Kal Haven Trail.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our South Bend trip planner.

New York City to South Bend is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in South Bend dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Anchorage

— 12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and Lake Hood Harbor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Friends of Eagle River Nature and Point Woronzof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anchorage: Palmer (Bodenburg Butte & Knik Glacier Tours). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at McHugh Creek Day Use Area. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Beluga Point, trek along Virgin Creek Falls Trail, contemplate the long history of Alaska Native Heritage Center, and get great views at Westchester Lagoon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anchorage online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from South Bend to Anchorage in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from South Bend to Anchorage, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from South Bend in September: highs in Anchorage hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips