15 days in Indiana Itinerary

15 days in Indiana Itinerary

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15 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: York
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Bloomington
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Claus
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Hammond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
South Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Fort Wayne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: York

2
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Exotic Feline Rescue Center, do a tasting at Oliver Winery, and then gain insight at Indiana University. On the next day, get curious at WonderLab, contemplate the long history of Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, then walk around Brown County State Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bear Wallow Distillery.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington route planning website .

York, UK to Bloomington is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from York in January, things will get slightly colder in Bloomington: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nashville, Exotic Feline Rescue Center
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Indiana University ©
Indiana University
Oliver Winery ©
Oliver Winery

2
nights
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 15th (Wed), try your luck at French Lick Casino, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Dream Car Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Claus Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, then learn about winemaking at Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Immaculate conception.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Claus road trip planning website .

You can drive from Bloomington to Santa Claus in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. January in Santa Claus sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evansville, Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, French Lick Casino, Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery, Monastery Immaculate conception
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Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum
Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum ©
Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum
Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery ©
Blue Heron Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Christ's Passion, don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Hammond holiday site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Santa Claus to Hammond takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Claus to Hammond due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Claus in January, expect Hammond to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Hammond

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, Shrine of the Christ's Passion
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Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
Shrine of the Christ's Passion ©
Shrine of the Christ's Passion

2
nights
South Bend

South Bend ©
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to River Lights Plaza, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, then get engrossed in the history at Studebaker National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Compton Family Ice Arena, don't miss a visit to LaPorte Indiana Courthouse, and then don't miss a visit to Century of Progress Architectural District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read South Bend trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hammond to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammond to South Bend due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in South Bend

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Nappanee Center, LaPorte Indiana Courthouse, Century of Progress Architectural District
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Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

2
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get lost in a book at Allen County Public Library, have some family-friendly fun at Room to Escape, and then get to know the resident critters at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Museum, look for gifts at DeBrand Fine Chocolates, then examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and finally walk around Eckhart Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Wayne journey builder .

Drive from South Bend to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Auburn
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Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville) and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see the interesting displays at The Eiteljorg Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino ©
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

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