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Chicago to Baltimore drive

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

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Chicago to Baltimore road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Chicago
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:38 am  South Bend
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:05 pm  Coldwater
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:05 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:45 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:45 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:33 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

12:05 pm  Pittsburgh
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:05 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:11 pm  Breezewood
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:11 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:35 pm  Harpers Ferry
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:35 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:44 pm  arrive in Baltimore
eat at G&M Restaurant and Lounge

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

South Bend  (6 answers)

Coldwater

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

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

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?
        Parking spots for a 45' motorcoach in or near downtown Pittsburgh
        Pittsburgh on a budget?
        Trendy neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?

Breezewood  (2 answers)

Harpers Ferry  (3 answers)


Where's the best place to eat in Baltimore?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest G&M Restaurant and Lounge, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Phillips Seafood  (3 mentions)
Max's Taphouse  (3 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Baltimore?

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:

Fells Point  (11 mentions)
Inner Harbor  (7 mentions)
Lexington Market  (4 mentions)
Canton  (4 mentions)
The Helmand  (3 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 Baltimore. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  April from Pembroke (North Carolina) asked:
Best place to get seafood and crab cakes in Baltimore?  (14 answers)

profile  Tamara from Providence asked:
Authentic, non-chain restaurant for dinner with a child (with a well-refined palate) near the Inner Harbor?  (8 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Baltimore?  (8 answers)

profile  Erin from Edwardsville asked:
Family-friendly seafood restaurant  (7 answers)

profile  Justin from South Lake Tahoe asked:
Best sports bars to watch football?  (5 answers)

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




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 Baltimore to Chicago 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 Chicago to Baltimore. Or get a full Chicago to Baltimore 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 Chicago well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Chicago!





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





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