15 days in Blackstone, Indianapolis & Bend Itinerary

15 days in Blackstone, Indianapolis & Bend Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Blackstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
2
Indianapolis
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  9 h 45 min
3
Bend
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Boston

2
nights
Blackstone

Blackstone ©
Blackstone, formerly named Blacks and White, and Bellefonte, is a town in Nottoway County, Virginia, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Trend. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the history at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park and then walk around Bear Creek Lake State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Blackstone day trip planning app.

Boston to Blackstone is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Boston in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Blackstone: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 64°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Blackstone

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bear Creek Lake State Park, Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, Twin Lakes State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Lake State Park ©
Bear Creek Lake State Park
Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park ©
Twin Lakes State Park ©
Twin Lakes State Park

7
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.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Anderson (Mounds State Park & Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino), Hopwood Cellars Winery (in Zionsville) and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online visit planner.

Drive from Blackstone to Indianapolis in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Louisville, Anderson, Cincinnati, Hopwood Cellars Winery, Roebling Murals on the Floodwalls of Covington, KY
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
JACK Cincinnati Casino ©
JACK Cincinnati Casino

5
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Bend side-trips: Peter Skene Ogden State Park (in Terrebonne), Dee Wright Observatory (in Blue River) and Sisters (McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop & Sahalie and Koosah Falls). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park, stroll around Drake Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlas Cider Co.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bend day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Indianapolis to Bend in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in July, plan for little chillier nights in Bend, with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sisters, Smith Rock State Park, Oregon Observatory, Peter Skene Ogden State Park, Dee Wright Observatory
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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