10 days in Indiana Itinerary

10 days in Indiana Itinerary

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Santa Claus
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Terre Haute
— 2 nights


Santa Claus — 2 nights

Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marengo Cave and Santa's Candy Castle. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Squire Boone Caverns and Santa Claus Museum. There's still lots to do: cool off at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, look for gifts at Santa Claus Christmas Store, and admire the majestic nature at Lincoln State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus day trip app.

Paducah to Santa Claus is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Santa Claus due to the time zone difference. June in Santa Claus sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mitchell.
Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Mitchell — 1 night

Mitchell is a city in Marion Township, Lawrence County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Wilstem, then Head underground at Bluespring Caverns, and then admire the majestic nature at Spring Mill State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mitchell holiday maker site.

You can drive from Santa Claus to Mitchell in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mitchell are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Side Trips

Indianapolis — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bad Axe Throwing and Falls of the Ohio State Park. Attractions like Columbian Park Zoo and Indianapolis Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Clifty Falls State Park (in Madison), Conner Prairie (in Fishers) and Monon Trail (in Carmel). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, get a taste of the local shopping with Zionsville Farmers Market, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, and stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip maker website.

Drive from Mitchell to Indianapolis in 2 hours. June in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Terre Haute.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Terre Haute — 2 nights

Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Exotic Feline Rescue Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Vigo County Courthouse, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Terre Haute Childrens Museum. On your second day here, snap pictures at McAllister Covered Bridge, then immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Terre Haute trip planner.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Terre Haute in 1.5 hours. June in Terre Haute sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Indiana travel guide

Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.