31 days in Indiana Itinerary

31 days in Indiana Itinerary

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31 days in Indiana Itinerary

Bhubaneswar
Fly:  30​h
Marshall
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Hammond
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
South Bend
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Fort Wayne
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Santa Claus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bloomington
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Indianapolis
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
Bhubaneswar

2
days
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a town in Washington Township, Parke County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park and then admire the majestic nature at Shades State Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Mansfield Roller Mill State Historical Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and then take in the views from Bridgeton Covered Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marshall driving holiday planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Marshall is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Bhubaneswar to Marshall, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bhubaneswar in November; daily highs in Marshall reach 13°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Marshall

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridgeton Covered Bridge, Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Mansfield Roller Mill State Historical Site, Shades State Park
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Turkey Run State Park ©
Turkey Run State Park
Bridgeton Covered Bridge ©
Bridgeton Covered Bridge

4
days
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kids will enjoy Cowles Bog and Fair Oaks Farms. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapel of the Resurrection (in Valparaiso), Michigan City (Washington Park Zoo & Michigan City Public Library) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, pause for some photo ops at Community Veterans Memorial, make a trip to Michael Jackson Family Home, and have fun at Zig-E's Funland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hammond driving holiday site .

You can drive from Marshall to Hammond in 3 hours. December in Hammond sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chesterton, Michigan City, Michael Jackson Family Home, Zig-E's Funland, Albanese Candy Factory
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Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
Whihala Beach Co Park ©
Whihala Beach Co Park
Fair Oaks Farms ©
Fair Oaks Farms

3
days
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park and Potato Creek State Park. Get out of town with these interesting South Bend side-trips: Deutsch Kase Haus (in Middlebury) and Wellfield Botanic Gardens (in Elkhart). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, stroll through Howard Park, enjoy some diversion at Compton Family Ice Arena, and buy something for everyone on your list at University Park Mall.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read South Bend trip planner .

You can drive from Hammond to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammond to South Bend is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, Deutsch Kase Haus, University Park Mall, Potato Creek State Park
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Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park ©
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park
Potato Creek State Park ©
Potato Creek State Park
Potawatomi Zoo ©
Potawatomi Zoo

4
days
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Pokagon State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Wayne: Albion (Black Pine Animal Sanctuary & Chain O'Lakes State Park), Eckhart Public Library (in Auburn) and Pickle Factory - Sechler's (in Fremont). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and get lost in a book at Allen County Public Library.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort Wayne tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fort Wayne can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Albion, Auburn, Pickle Factory - Sechler's, Pokagon State Park
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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary ©
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
Pokagon State Park ©
Pokagon State Park

4
days
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Family-friendly places like Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and Santa's Candy Castle will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Claus: Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion) (in Vincennes), Jasper (St Joseph's Church & Sultan's Run Golf Course) and Evansville (USS LST Ship Memorial, Bosse Field, & more). It doesn't end there: get your game on at Frosty's Fun Center.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Claus route app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Fort Wayne to Santa Claus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Wayne in December, expect Santa Claus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Santa Claus

#Theme Parks, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Evansville, Jasper, Grouseland (William Henry Harrison Mansion)
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa's Candy Castle ©
Santa's Candy Castle
Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum

4
days
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Martinsville Candy Kitchen (in Martinsville), Spring Mill State Park (in Mitchell) and Madison (Lanier Mansion State Historic Site & Clifty Falls State Park). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Indiana University, tour or see a show at The Commons, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bloomington Antique Mall, and contemplate the long history of T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bloomington road trip planning tool .

Getting from Santa Claus to Bloomington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Bloomington

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nashville, Madison, McCormick's Creek State Park, Martinsville Candy Kitchen, The Commons
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Brown County State Park ©
Brown County State Park
The Commons ©
The Commons
Indiana University ©
Indiana University

7
days
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Family-friendly places like Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Zoo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Grand Park (in Westfield) and Conner Prairie Interactive History Park (in Fishers). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park, take in nature's colorful creations at White River State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagle Creek Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Bloomington to Indianapolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Grapevine Cottage, Grand Park
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo

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