15 days in Indiana Itinerary

15 days in Indiana Itinerary

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15 days in Indiana Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
1
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Santa Claus
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Hammond
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Shipshewana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Indianapolis: Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson), Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (in Shelbyville) and Conner Prairie (in Fishers). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Central Canal, examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Indianapolis. In October, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum (in Columbus), Clifty Falls State Park (in Madison) and Oliver Winery (in Bloomington). There's still lots to do: walk around Brown County State Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bear Wallow Distillery, deepen your understanding at Indiana University, and explore and take pictures at Columbus Architecture Tours.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Indianapolis to Nashville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in November; daily highs in Nashville reach 44°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Columbus, Bloomington, Clifty Falls State Park, Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Highlights from your plan
Brown County State Park ©
Brown County State Park
Indiana University ©
Indiana University
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

3
nights
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Claus: Evansville (USS LST Ship Memorial & Dream Car Museum), Marengo Cave (in Marengo) and French Lick (French Lick West Baden Museum, French Lick Casino, & more). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, get engrossed in the history at Santa Claus Museum, hike along Rivertown Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery Immaculate conception.

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Getting from Nashville to Santa Claus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nashville in November: high temperatures in Santa Claus hover around 55°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hammond.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

French Lick, Evansville, Rivertown Trail, Marengo Cave, Monastery Immaculate conception
Highlights from your plan
Dream Car Museum ©
Dream Car Museum
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Marengo Cave ©
Marengo Cave

1
night
Hammond

Hammond ©
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, and then experience rural life at County Line Orchard.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hammond trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Santa Claus to Hammond in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Claus in November, you will find days in Hammond are slightly colder (48°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Shipshewana.

Things to do in Hammond

Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery, County Line Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond
County Line Orchard ©
County Line Orchard

3
nights
Shipshewana

Shipshewana ©
Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Wayne (Room to Escape, Allen County Public Library, & more), Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum (in Auburn) and South Bend (Studebaker National Museum, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, & more). It doesn't end there: stop by Teaberry Wood Products.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shipshewana road trip planning site .

Drive from Hammond to Shipshewana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Hammond to Shipshewana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shipshewana

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Bend, Fort Wayne, Teaberry Wood Products, Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

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