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Chicago to New Hampshire drive

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 South Bend
 Toledo (Ohio)
 Niagara Falls
 Syracuse (New York)
 Albany (New York)
   New Hampshire 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Chicago to New Hampshire road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Chicago to New Hampshire. If you're planning a road trip to New Hampshire, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Chicago and New Hampshire. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Chicago and New Hampshire. 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 2.5 hours

3:10 pm  Toledo (Ohio)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:59 pm  Cleveland
eat at Lola
stay overnight at The Cleveland Hostel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

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

11:49 am  Erie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:53 pm  Niagara Falls
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 4:23 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:02 pm  Syracuse (New York)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Syracuse (New York)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Cooperstown
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:09 pm  Albany (New York)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:35 pm  arrive at New Hampshire

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

South Bend  (6 answers)

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:
        The Greenhouse Tavern
        Melt Bar & Grilled
    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

Erie  (2 answers)

Niagara Falls  (63 answers)
    Niagara Falls  (18 mentions)
    Maid of the Mist  (5 mentions)
    Skylon Tower  (4 mentions)
    questions about Niagara Falls:
        best place
        Best free things to do in Niagara Falls?
        Can we take food across the US/Canada border on our road trip to Niagara Falls?
        single person visiting Niagara Falls (US side)
        Travel by car from Stowe to Niagara falls fastest route

Syracuse (New York)  (12 answers)

Cooperstown  (7 answers)

Albany (New York)  (12 answers)
    questions about Albany (New York):
        Leaving Albany, NY for 6 days, north or south?

What are some things to do in New Hampshire?

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

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!

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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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. Or get a full Chicago to New Hampshire 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 980 miles
driving time of 15 hours, 31 minutes
New Hampshire is 1 hour ahead of Chicago
299 Chicago travel answers
6 South Bend travel answers
8 Toledo (Ohio) travel answers
55 Cleveland travel answers
2 Erie travel answers
63 Niagara Falls travel answers
12 Syracuse (New York) travel answers
7 Cooperstown travel answers
12 Albany (New York) travel answers
19 New Hampshire travel answers


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