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Baltimore to Chicago drive

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  Baltimore
 Harpers Ferry
 Breezewood
 Pittsburgh
 Youngstown (Ohio)
 Cleveland
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Coldwater
 South Bend
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Baltimore to Chicago road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Baltimore to Chicago. If you're planning a road trip to Chicago, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Baltimore and Chicago. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Baltimore and Chicago. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Baltimore
drive for about 1 hour

10:09 am  Harpers Ferry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:09 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:20 pm  Breezewood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:25 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:25 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:32 pm  Youngstown (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:32 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:43 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Cleveland Hostel
drive for about 2 hours

11:46 am  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:22 pm  Coldwater
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:49 pm  South Bend
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:29 pm  arrive in Chicago
eat at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
stay at The James Chicago Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Harpers Ferry  (3 answers)

Breezewood  (2 answers)

Pittsburgh  (39 answers)
    Andy Warhol Museum  (9 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Natural History  (8 mentions)
    National Aviary  (6 mentions)
    Carnegie Museum of Art  (6 mentions)
    Phipps Conservatory  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Pittsburgh:
        Primanti Brothers
        Primanti Bros.
    questions about Pittsburgh:
        First timer to Pittsburgh, what should I explore?
        First time to Pittsburgh, what are things a first time visitor has to do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Pittsburgh for a first time visitor?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?

Youngstown (Ohio)  (5 answers)

Cleveland  (55 answers)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (13 mentions)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum  (6 mentions)
    West Side Market  (6 mentions)
    Great Lakes Brewing Company  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Cleveland:
        Lola
        Lolita
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
        L'Albatros
    hotels around Cleveland:
        The Cleveland Hostel
    questions about Cleveland:
        Good restaurants for business dinner?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
        New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
        What's the best neighborhood in Cleveland for a first time visitor?
        Fun things to do

Toledo (Ohio)  (8 answers)
    Toledo Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Toledo (Ohio):
        Where's a fun place for breakfast in Toledo Ohio?

Coldwater

South Bend  (6 answers)


Where's the best place to stay in Chicago?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Chicago.

You can also see most people recommend as the best amount of time to visit. Find out how many days in Chicago to stay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The James Chicago Hotel, which was mentioned 12 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Hotel Palomar Chicago  (9 mentions)
Virgin Hotels Chicago  (8 mentions)
Thompson Chicago  (6 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Chicago? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Chicago?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, which was mentioned 36 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pequod's Pizza  (26 mentions)
Girl & the Goat  (24 mentions)
Big Star  (23 mentions)
Au Cheval  (17 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Chicago? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Chicago?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Chicago. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?  (27 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Best Chicago pizza?  (18 answers)

profile  Blair from Halifax asked:
What to do in one weekend in Chicago?  (14 answers)

profile  지은 from asked:
airport transportation  (14 answers)

profile  Peter from New York City, New York asked:
Best steakhouses in Chicago right now?  (12 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Chicago.




Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Chicago to Baltimore drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Baltimore to Chicago. Or get a full Baltimore to Chicago flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Baltimore well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Baltimore!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 701 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 42 minutes
Chicago is 1 hour behind Baltimore
47 Baltimore travel answers
3 Harpers Ferry travel answers
2 Breezewood travel answers
39 Pittsburgh travel answers
5 Youngstown (Ohio) travel answers
55 Cleveland travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
1 Coldwater travel answer
6 South Bend travel answers
299 Chicago travel answers





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