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ITINERARY

12h 53m693 miles20 stops
1
Museum Of Illusions Chicago
25 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1708
2
The Chopping Block
4747 N Lincoln Ave Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL 60625-2026
The Chopping Block, Chicago's premiere recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at Lincoln Square cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes. We have a food-friendly wine selection so students can select beverages to pair with the menu of their class. Sorry, BYOB is not allowed.
3
Michigan Avenue Bridge
333 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901
The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
4
Boystown
Chicago, IL
Located in Chicago's North Side, this vibrant neighborhood is known for its exciting nightlife and for being one of the largest LGBTQIA+ communities in the city. It's the host of the annual Chicago Pride Parade, and a must-see in the area is the Legacy Walk on Halsted Street, where you can learn about the contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community while admiring the colorful street art and rainbow crosswalks. Check out the unique shops and then grab a bite at one of the area's delicious Thai or Mexican restaurants. At night, visit one of the neighborhood's bars to enjoy a drag show, concert, and tasty cocktail. Consider taking a food or walking tour of Chicago that stops by Boystown. – Tripadvisor
5
Wrigley Field
1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs with Wrigley Field Tours. Built in 1914, this must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history. New this year, fans can join us on a non-gameday Ivy Tour which includes the opportunity to take a photo in front of Wrigley Field’s historic ivy wall.
6
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1414
7
Lakeside Park & Rose Garden
1401 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
8
Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site
Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W7 Canada
9
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
7258 Cty Rd, 50 West, Harrow, Essex, Ontario N0R 1G0 Canada
The Sprucewood Family warmly welcomes you to sample handcrafted 100% Ontario VQA wines at Ontario's only beachfront destination vineyard, winery and tasting room. We are situated on 45 Acres with access to gardens, a sandy beach, and picnic tables. Enjoy a glass of wine with a picnic basket and explore our grounds year round. Tasting room open 7 days a week 11am - 5pm (we occasionally close early due to special events. Please check our social media for daily updates @sprucewoodshores)
10
Fish Point Nature Reserve
McCormick Rd, Ontario N0R 1M0 Canada
11
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd Main Terminal, Cleveland, OH 44114-1023
Headquartered in a boldly designed building on Lake Erie's shore, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a 150,000-square-foot museum featuring ever-changing exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll, from Elvis to our days. You’ll see hundreds of original artifacts, from Jimi Hendrix outfits to The Beatles’ handwritten lyrics. Experience the excitement of a Rock Hall induction night at the Power of Rock Experience or have your very own jam session at the Garage. You can also watch a concert while you're here, so check out the Rock Hall’s schedule and plan ahead. – Tripadvisor
12
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Education and Learning Center
1455 E 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44114-2517
Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland does as part of the central bank of the US? Visit our Education and Learning Center featuring more than 25 fun, hands-on exhibits that answer these questions and more! We have interactive games, visual exhibits, creative stations, and illuminating films that explain everything about money you can think of, from how we use it, to why it looks the way it looks. Come see our historic lobby, take pictures with our money tree, trade coconuts on Barter Island, identify counterfeit bills, and even make your own money! All this in the heart of Cleveland, just steps away from downtown attractions. Admission is free and photos are welcome.
13
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-3926
14
Lock 3
200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308-1315
15
Pittsburgh Water Steps
North Shore Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
16
Point State Park
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a variety of outdoor recreation.
17
Allegheny Cemetery
4734 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
Instituted in 1844, this 300-acre cemetery is the final resting place of such notables as Lillian Russell, Stephen Foster and General John Neville.
18
Cathedral of Learning
4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260
19
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Third Street ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
20
Genesius Theatre
153 N 10th St, Reading, PA 19601-3704
Genesius Theatre is a Performance Venue that specializes in Musical Theatre. The theatre doubles as a learning center for kids by providing 2-3 kids / teen performances and 4-6 week kids summer theatre camp every year. The "Genesius Difference" is the up-close atmosphere of the performances. We trust in the power of this inspiring & dynamic medium to transform the artists who create it, the audiences who enjoy it, and the patrons who support it.
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OVERVIEW

Get ready for an epic adventure as we embark on an unforgettable journey from the bustling metropolis of Chicago to the quaint and charming town of Lancaster. Along the way, we'll traverse a tapestry of landscapes, from towering skyscrapers to rolling hills adorned with verdant farmlands.

As we leave the Windy City behind, we'll venture into the heart of the Midwest, where endless fields of corn and soybeans stretch as far as the eye can see. We'll witness the tranquil beauty of Amish country, where horse-drawn buggies clip-clop along cobblestone streets and the aroma of freshly baked pies wafts through the air.

As we approach our destination, the rolling hills of Pennsylvania will unfold before us, promising breathtaking views and a glimpse into a world where time seems to slow down. From bustling cities to serene countryside, this journey will be a captivating blend of urban excitement and rural tranquility, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

1
Start:Museum Of Illusions Chicago
Chicago, Illinois·
4.5
(97) review
25 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602-1708
2
The Chopping Block
Chicago, Illinois·
4.5
(98) review
The Chopping Block, Chicago's premiere recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at Lincoln Square cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes. We have a food-friendly wine selection so students can select beverages to pair with the menu of their class. Sorry, BYOB is not allowed.
4747 N Lincoln Ave Lincoln Square, Chicago, IL 60625-2026
3
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Chicago, Illinois·
4.5
(985) review
The view from the bridge is one of the best vistas the city has to offer.
333 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601-3901
4
Boystown
Chicago, Illinois·
4.5
(98) review
Located in Chicago's North Side, this vibrant neighborhood is known for its exciting nightlife and for being one of the largest LGBTQIA+ communities in the city. It's the host of the annual Chicago Pride Parade, and a must-see in the area is the Legacy Walk on Halsted Street, where you can learn about the contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community while admiring the colorful street art and rainbow crosswalks. Check out the unique shops and then grab a bite at one of the area's delicious Thai or Mexican restaurants. At night, visit one of the neighborhood's bars to enjoy a drag show, concert, and tasty cocktail. Consider taking a food or walking tour of Chicago that stops by Boystown. – Tripadvisor
Chicago, IL
5
Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois·
4.5
(9953) review
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the legendary home of the Chicago Cubs with Wrigley Field Tours. Built in 1914, this must-see Chicago attraction houses more than 100 years of history. New this year, fans can join us on a non-gameday Ivy Tour which includes the opportunity to take a photo in front of Wrigley Field’s historic ivy wall.
1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613-4566
6
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fort Wayne, Indiana·
4.0
(99) review
4000 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1414
7
Lakeside Park & Rose Garden
Fort Wayne, Indiana·
4.5
(96) review
1401 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
8
Amherstburg Navy Yard National Historic Site
Amherstburg, Ontario·
5.0
(94) review
Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W7 Canada
9
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
Harrow, Essex, Ontario·
4.5
(97) review
The Sprucewood Family warmly welcomes you to sample handcrafted 100% Ontario VQA wines at Ontario's only beachfront destination vineyard, winery and tasting room. We are situated on 45 Acres with access to gardens, a sandy beach, and picnic tables. Enjoy a glass of wine with a picnic basket and explore our grounds year round. Tasting room open 7 days a week 11am - 5pm (we occasionally close early due to special events. Please check our social media for daily updates @sprucewoodshores)
7258 Cty Rd, 50 West, Harrow, Essex, Ontario N0R 1G0 Canada
10
Fish Point Nature Reserve
Pelee Island, Ontario·
4.5
(92) review
McCormick Rd, Ontario N0R 1M0 Canada
11
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland, Ohio·
4.5
(9964) review
Headquartered in a boldly designed building on Lake Erie's shore, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a 150,000-square-foot museum featuring ever-changing exhibits documenting the history of rock and roll, from Elvis to our days. You’ll see hundreds of original artifacts, from Jimi Hendrix outfits to The Beatles’ handwritten lyrics. Experience the excitement of a Rock Hall induction night at the Power of Rock Experience or have your very own jam session at the Garage. You can also watch a concert while you're here, so check out the Rock Hall’s schedule and plan ahead. – Tripadvisor
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd Main Terminal, Cleveland, OH 44114-1023
12
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Education and Learning Center
Cleveland, Ohio·
4.5
(95) review
Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland does as part of the central bank of the US? Visit our Education and Learning Center featuring more than 25 fun, hands-on exhibits that answer these questions and more! We have interactive games, visual exhibits, creative stations, and illuminating films that explain everything about money you can think of, from how we use it, to why it looks the way it looks. Come see our historic lobby, take pictures with our money tree, trade coconuts on Barter Island, identify counterfeit bills, and even make your own money! All this in the heart of Cleveland, just steps away from downtown attractions. Admission is free and photos are welcome.
1455 E 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44114-2517
13
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio·
3.5
(93) review
11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-3926
14
Lock 3
Akron, Ohio·
4.5
(98) review
200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308-1315
15
Pittsburgh Water Steps
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania·
4.5
(94) review
North Shore Riverfront Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
16
Point State Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania·
4.5
(951) review
Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a variety of outdoor recreation.
601 Commonwealth Pl Bldg A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
17
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania·
4.5
(94) review
Instituted in 1844, this 300-acre cemetery is the final resting place of such notables as Lillian Russell, Stephen Foster and General John Neville.
4734 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
18
Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania·
4.5
(979) review
4200 5th Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15260
19
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania·
4.5
(977) review
Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
Third Street ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
20
Genesius Theatre
Reading, Pennsylvania·
4.0
(9) review
Genesius Theatre is a Performance Venue that specializes in Musical Theatre. The theatre doubles as a learning center for kids by providing 2-3 kids / teen performances and 4-6 week kids summer theatre camp every year. The "Genesius Difference" is the up-close atmosphere of the performances. We trust in the power of this inspiring & dynamic medium to transform the artists who create it, the audiences who enjoy it, and the patrons who support it.
153 N 10th St, Reading, PA 19601-3704

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FAQ
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What's the driving distance between Chicago and Lancaster?
The distance is 693 miles
What's the travel time between Chicago and Lancaster?
The driving time can vary depending on traffic conditions, but it is typically 12h 53m mins in normal traffic
What are some of the best cities to visit between Chicago and Lancaster?
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Are there any cool sights or attractions I shouldn't miss on my drive to Lancaster?
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