11 days in Indiana Itinerary

11 days in Indiana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indiana holiday planner
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Santa Claus
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Paoli
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Indianapolis
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Terre Haute
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Santa Claus — 2 nights

Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa's Candy Castle and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Kids will appreciate attractions like Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and Santa Claus Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Santa Claus Christmas Store and immerse yourself in nature at Lincoln State Park.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paducah to Santa Claus. In June, daytime highs in Santa Claus are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Paoli.
Nature · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Paoli — 2 nights

Paoli is a town in Paoli Township, Orange County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Harrison County Discovery Center, Head underground at Squire Boone Caverns, and then Head underground at Marengo Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Wilstem, then Head underground at Bluespring Caverns, and then steep yourself in history at Spring Mill State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paoli online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Santa Claus to Paoli in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bad Axe Throwing and Conner Prairie. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbian Park Zoo and Monon Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Indianapolis: Falls of the Ohio State Park (in Clarksville) and Clifty Falls State Park (in Madison). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo, stop by Rocket Fizz, and learn about winemaking at Hopwood Cellars Winery.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Paoli to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. June in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Vigo County Courthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Deming Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and then let little ones run wild at Terre Haute Childrens Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Terre Haute journey site.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Terre Haute in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Terre Haute are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Indiana travel guide

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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.