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Carter Lake to Canal Winchester via Chicago

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Carter Lake to Canal Winchester road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Carter Lake to Canal Winchester. If you're planning a road trip to Canal Winchester, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Carter Lake
drive for about 2 hours

11:03 am  West Des Moines
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:03 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:28 pm  University of Iowa
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:29 pm  Chicago
stay overnight at The James Chicago Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The James Chicago Hotel
drive for about 3 hours

1:00 pm  Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:56 pm  Dayton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:56 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:30 pm  arrive in Canal Winchester

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

West Des Moines  (3 answers)
    questions about West Des Moines:
        Best free things to do in West Des Moines?

University of Iowa  (7 mentions)

Chicago  (328 answers)
    Millennium Park  (54 mentions)
    The Art Institute of Chicago  (48 mentions)
    Shedd Aquarium  (46 mentions)
    Willis Tower  (38 mentions)
    Lincoln Park Zoo  (35 mentions)
    restaurants around Chicago:
        Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
        Pequod's Pizza
        Girl & the Goat
        Big Star
        Au Cheval
    hotels around Chicago:
        The James Chicago Hotel
        Hotel Palomar Chicago
        Acme Hotel Company Chicago
        Virgin Hotels Chicago
        Thompson Chicago
    questions about Chicago:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Chicago?
        Best Chicago pizza?
        What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
        airport transportation
        Chicago - Should we rent a car or no?

Indianapolis  (41 answers)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art  (4 mentions)
    Indianapolis Zoo  (2 mentions)
    questions about Indianapolis:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
        Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
        Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
        Awesome food trucks?
        Safe area?

Dayton  (5 answers)
    questions about Dayton:

What are some things to do in Canal Winchester?

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

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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 Canal Winchester to Carter Lake 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 Carter Lake to Canal Winchester. Or get a full Carter Lake to Canal Winchester 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.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 841 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 47 minutes
3 West Des Moines travel answers
328 Chicago travel answers
41 Indianapolis travel answers
5 Dayton travel answers


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