9 days in North Indiana Itinerary

9 days in North Indiana Itinerary

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9 days in North Indiana Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Valparaiso
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
South Bend
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Valparaiso

Valparaiso ©
Valparaiso is a city and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Valparaiso side-trips: Horseshoe Hammond (in Hammond) and Michigan City (Washington Park Zoo, Blue Chip Casino, & more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, explore the striking landscape of Indiana Dunes National Park, stop by Albanese Candy Factory, and do a tasting at Butler Winery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip itinerary builder website .

New York City to Valparaiso is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Valparaiso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Valparaiso. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Michigan City, Chesterton, Garwood Orchards, Albanese Candy Factory, County Line Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
Indiana Dunes National Park ©
Indiana Dunes National Park

4
nights
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Bend: Elkhart (Linton's Enchanted Gardens & RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum), Pokagon State Park (in Angola) and Shipshewana (Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market, & more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, don't miss a visit to River Lights Plaza, immerse yourself in nature at Potato Creek State Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

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Getting from Valparaiso to South Bend by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to South Bend. In October, daily temperatures in South Bend can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shipshewana, Elkhart, Potato Creek State Park, Amish Acres, Shiojiri Niwa
Highlights from your plan
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Studebaker National Museum ©
Studebaker National Museum