15 days in Dayton, Carmel & Chicago Itinerary

15 days in Dayton, Carmel & Chicago Itinerary

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15 days in Dayton, Carmel & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Dayton
1
Dayton
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Chicago
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
End: Dayton

4
nights
Dayton

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dayton: Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY (in Covington), Cincinnati (Beer Tastings & Tours, Houdini's Room Escape, & more) and Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park (in Blue Ash). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Crooked Handle Brewing Co., and get outside with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dayton trip planning app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dayton. February in Dayton sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Dayton

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cincinnati, Lucky Star Brewery, Jungle Jim's International Market, Crooked Handle Brewing Co., Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park
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National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Beer Tastings & Tours

4
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. Take a break from Carmel with a short trip to Room Escape Games in Lafayette, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co., don't miss a visit to Carmel Arts and Design District, hike along Monon Trail, and buy something for everyone on your list at Clay Terrace.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

Drive from Dayton to Carmel in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Blackhawk Winery and Vineyard, Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
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Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. ©
Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co.
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, and walk around Millennium Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Carmel to Chicago in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Carmel to Chicago. In February in Chicago, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Feb 25 — Mar 2:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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