12 days in Indianapolis, Syracuse & Albany Itinerary

12 days in Indianapolis, Syracuse & Albany Itinerary

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12 days in Indianapolis, Syracuse & Albany Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Syracuse
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: San Diego

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Eiteljorg Museum and Indiana State Museum. Indiana War Memorial and Rhythm! Discovery Center will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Candles Holocaust Museum (in Terre Haute), Conner Prairie (in Fishers) and Spring Mill State Park (in Mitchell). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Indiana Medical History Museum, don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner .

San Diego to Indianapolis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego to Indianapolis, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Indianapolis at 52°F and lows at 34°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Syracuse.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Spring Mill State Park, Conner Prairie, Candles Holocaust Museum
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Rhythm! Discovery Center ©
Rhythm! Discovery Center
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park
Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie

2
nights
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Clinton Square, then see the interesting displays at Onondaga Historical Association, then learn about all things military at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, and finally get your game on at Fairmount Glen Miniature Golf. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Oneida Community Mansion House, then explore the activities along Webster Pond, and then hunt for treasures at City Market.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Syracuse travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Syracuse takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. November in Syracuse sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Syracuse

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Oneida Community Mansion House, Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Ontario State Historic Site ©
Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Oneida Community Mansion House ©
Oneida Community Mansion House
Onondaga Historical Association ©
Onondaga Historical Association

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home and MASS MoCA. Get some historical perspective at Hancock Shaker Village and Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Bennington (Bennington Museum & The Old First Church), Williams College Museum of Art (in Williamstown) and Cooperstown (Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers' Museum). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Albany Institute of History & Art, take a tour of USS Slater DE-766, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, and do a tasting at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany online trip itinerary maker .

San Diego to Albany is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Albany is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in November, with highs in Albany at 49°F and lows at 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Bennington, Cooperstown, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
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The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home ©
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
MASS MoCA ©
MASS MoCA
Fenimore Art Museum ©
Fenimore Art Museum